The 2014 Grammy Awards, airing Sunday January 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS and CityTV, could best be summed up with a well-known bride's adage: something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue (the "blue" being Kanye West's disappointment at just two nominations).

This year's nominees are led by Jay Z with nine nominations followed by Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Lewis and Pharrell Williams each with seven. In terms of songs with multiple nominations, Lorde's "Royals" has given the 17-year-old New Zealand singer a chance to take home Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Solo Pop Performance honors. Bruno Mars' “Locked Out Of Heaven” is also up for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Elsewhere the age gap in some categories has given some ammunition to detractors believing some acts are being honored for their discography and not necessarily their latest offering. This is particularly evident in the Best Rock Album category where four of the six nominees (Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Black Sabbath) released their debut albums between 1967 and 1970. However, even this pales compared to the age gap in Best Folk Album category, in which singer-songwriter Guy Clark, 72, is nominated in the same category as Sarah Jarosz, 50 years his junior.

In terms of the show itself, Grammy performances can be spine-tingling (cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge in 2005 or Aretha Franklin's 1998 last-minute rendition of "Nessun Dorma") or the sonic equivalent of a herniated disc (too many too horrid to mention). This year's crop includes the surviving members of The Beatles teaming up for a song while Jay Z and Beyonce were also recently confirmed to perform as well as an all-star finale performance by Nine Inch Nail, Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsay Buckingham.

Grohl, nominated for two Grammys, had Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme and Buckingham all appear in his "Sound City" documentary. Grohl and Homme also worked in the side project Them Crooked Vultures along with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.

Other performers include Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lorde, Macklemore & Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., Hunter Hayes, John Legend and Kacey Musgraves. The Grammys always love a good collaboration and so Pink will perform with fun.'s Nate Ruess and Imagine Dragons team up with Kendrick Lamar while Daft Punk will add Stevie Wonder to their house band of Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and country fans will see legends Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson team up with Blake Shelton. Metallica will continue its somewhat perplexing collaborations, this time with classical pianist Lang Lang while legendary songwriter Carole King performs with Sara Bareilles. Finally, Chicago's musical marriage with Robin Thicke could be the inspiration we've been searching for so long.

Some of the presenters include Black Sabbath, Alicia Keys, Yoko Ono, Bruno Mars, Jamie Foxx, Smokey Robinson, Neil Patrick Harris, Jared Leto, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

Once again hosted by LL Cool J, the Grammys will air live on CBS (CityTV in Canada) beginning at 8 p.m. EST. The official Grammy site however will have live streaming beginning at noon Eastern featuring the red carpet special, the pre-telecast ceremony featuring more awards being presented, backstage interviews and a post-show recap. CityTV will also be live streaming the red carpet special, "Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY'" on GRAMMYs.ca. There will be no live stream of the Grammys on either the Grammy site or the broadcast sites.

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  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Lauryn Hill

    Lauryn Hill holding her five Grammy Awards at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, feb. 24, 1999.

  • Shania Twain

    Shania Twain performing at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. She won five Grammy Awards, Feb. 24, 1999.

  • Toni Braxton

    Toni Braxton with Grammy backstage at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

  • Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson.

    Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson at the Grammys, Feb. 24, 1993. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

  • M.I.A.

    Singer M.I.A. (Maya Arulpragasam) poses in the press room during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Beyonce

    Beyonce, winner of 5 Grammy Awards, Feb. 8, 2004. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

  • Britney Spears

    Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Justin Bieber, Rihanna

    Singers Justin Bieber and Rihanna arrive at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

  • Lady Gaga

    Singer Lady Gaga attends The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)

  • Aaron Carter

    Aaron Carter during 1999 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

  • Shania Twain

    Shania Twain during 1999 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez during The 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States, feb. 23, 2000. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

  • Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera holds up her Grammy in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category during the 46th Annual Annual Grammy Awards 08 February 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. People Magazine, citing Aguilera's representative, reported 13 February, 2005 that Aguilera is engaged to marry her longtime boyfriend, music executive Jordan Bratman. The pair was on vacation when Bratman, 26, proposed to Aguilera, 23, 11 Februay, People said. They had been dating for more than two years. Bratman bought the blonde singer, whose hits include 'Dirrty' and 'Genie in a Bottle,' a diamond ring designed by London-based jeweler Stephen Webster. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Beyonce

    Beyonce Knowles arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Nokia Theater on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

  • Deadmau5

    DJ Deadmau5 arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Carrie Underwood

    Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

  • Sasha

    Singer Sasha arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Anne V, Adam Levine

    Singer Adam Levine (R) of Maroon 5 and Anne V arrive at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney

    Singer Lady Gaga (L) and musician Paul McCartney in the audience at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

  • Rihanna, Katy Perry

    Singers Rihanna and Katy Perry in the audience at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

  • Nicki Minaj

    Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Adele

    Adele Atkins attends The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Media Center at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Rihanna

    Singer Rihanna arrives at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Beyonce

    Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Beyonce Knowles attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

  • Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry

    Actress Portia de Rossi, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and singer Katy Perry attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

  • Christina Aguilera

    Pop Star Christina Aguilera arrives at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles 21 February 2001. Aguilera is nominated in the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance category. AFP PHOTO Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NEXT: 2013 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

  • Jennifer Lopez in Anthony Vaccarello

  • Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

  • Beyonce in Osman

  • Katy Perry in Gucci

  • Rihanna in Alaia

  • Carrie Underwood in Roberto Cavalli

  • Adele

  • Nicole Kidman in Vera Wang

  • Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford

  • Alicia Keys in Azzedine Alaia

  • Janelle Monae

  • Allison Williams in KAUFMANFRANCO

  • Carly Rae Jepsen in Roberto Cavalli

  • Ashanti

  • Natasha Bedingfield

  • Gotye

  • Esperanza Spalding

  • Florence Welch in Givenchy

  • Quincy Jones & John Mayer

  • Chrissy Teigen in Joy Cioci