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  • 27 January 2014, 2:17

Grammys: The Beatles To Win Lifetime Award

The Beatles are to win the lifetime achievement award at this year's Grammys, more than 50 years after their first number one album.

Sir Paul McCartney will receive the gong at the ceremony in California, picking up the prize on behalf of bandmates Ringo Starr and the late John Lennon and George Harrison.

The 71-year-old will also reunite with Starr, 73, for a show marking the 50th anniversary of the band's first US performance.

Some of modern music's biggest names, including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Macklemore and Ryan Paris, will join them on stage for the show, alongside the likes of Madonna and Metallica.

The Beatles won eight Grammys during their illustrious career, including best new artist in 1964 and album of the year for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967.

They are the best-selling band in history, with more than one billion unit sales worldwide.

The 56th Grammy Awards takes place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, with Jay-Z leading the nominations with nine nods in total.

Daft Punk (Get Lucky), Imagine Dragons (Radioactive), Lorde (Royals), Bruno Mars (Locked Out Of Heaven) and Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines) are in the running for record of the year.

Sara Bareilles (The Blessed Unrest), Daft Punk (Random Access Memories), Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid, M.A.A.D City), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (The Heist) and Taylor Swift (Red) are nominated for album of the year.

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