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Daft Punk to perform with Stevie Wonder at the Grammys

Daft Punk pose with an Official Charts Company number one trophy
Image caption Daft Punk were handed an Official Charts Company trophy after Get Lucky scored them their first UK number one

Daft Punk will team up with special guest Stevie Wonder for a performance at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony later this month.

The French dance duo, whose track Get Lucky was the UK's second biggest single of 2013, are up for five awards.

Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, who both appeared on Daft Punk's recent album Random Access Memories, will also join them according to Rolling Stone.

It will be the elusive act's first live gig since Get Lucky's release in May.

The Grammys, which air live on CBS in the US on Sunday 26 January, will also mark Daft Punk's first TV performance since they teamed up with Kanye West to play the 2008 awards ceremony.

Daft Punk's five nominations include album of the year and best dance/electronica album for Random Access Memories and best pop/group performance for Get Lucky.

Image caption The Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk collaboration is one of several organised for this month's Grammys ceremony

The Grammy Awards show's executive producer Ken Ehrlich promised Rolling Stone in a recent interview that it would feature "a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honours [Daft Punk's] multi-nominated music."

Random Access Memories' session musicians - Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim and Paul Jackson Jr - will also take part in the performance.

The Grammys show will also see other artists teaming up to perform, including Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Pink with Fun frontman Nate Ruess and country stars Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and Merle Haggard.

Daft Punk's Get Lucky became the first single released in 2013 to reach a million sales in the UK, and gave the French duo their first UK number one.

Also featuring Williams and legendary Chic guitarist Rodgers, the track ended the year with sales of more then 1.3 million copies.

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