(LOS ANGELES) — Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson are among the first performers announced for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast. Taylor Swift is an old hand at the Grammys by now, and goes into the February ceremony with three nominations: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, both for “Mean,” and Best Country Album for Speak Now. As for Kelly Clarkson, who’s got two Grammys on her mantel, she’s nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for Don’t You Wanna Stay, her duet with country star Jason Aldean.
The Grammys take place Sunday, Feb. 12 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, broadcast on CBS.
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