Grammy Awards 2014: Beyonce, Madonna to Perform?

Beyonce (2014)
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Beyonce released her fifth studio album just before midnight on Dec. 12, complete with full-fledged music videos and absolutely no warning. Even her collaborator, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, only knew about it 90 minutes ahead.

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The 56th Grammy Awards will be a star-studded event, with performances from Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk and more on Jan. 26. Two more superstars might be added to the fold. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Beyonce and Madonna are expected to take the stage at the ceremony, to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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The report points to a recent interview with Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich, who does not confirm or deny the pop divas' participation in the event. Representatives for Beyonce and Madonna did not respond to requests for comments.

Beyonce, of course, is no stranger to high-profile surprises: The singer released her self-titled fifth studio album out of nowhere last month, and the album subsequently topped the Billboard 200 chart. Its current sales stand at 1.5 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A Grammy Awards performance would be her first televised showcase since the stealth album launch.