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Top 57 Reasons to Watch the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

02/06/2015 08:07 am ET | Updated Apr 08, 2015

Okay, let's get real, we're all far too busy for all 57 Reasons To Watch The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night on CBS, so let's focus on my top 7. This is my 15th year working on the Grammys, and let me assure you there will be LOTS of those famous Grammy Moments. There may even be whole Grammy Hours of Grammy Moments. Here then from a tired but smiling man with a privileged position backstage are 7 Reasons To Watch Music's Biggest Night -- and that's not even including the surprise global superstar I'm not allowed to mention yet. Everyone will be there, with the possible exception of Brian Williams who still might say that he was there.

7) My personal rock gods AC/DC will be performing on the Grammys for the first time ever. And thanks to freedom fighter Angus Young, this year our show can be finally be considered a long-pants optional event.

6) Rihanna will be taking the Grammy stage as part of a power trio with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. I'm pretty sure this is the first time this power trio has come together since their legendary early days playing the seedy hip-hop clubs in Hamburg

5) The always-compelling Kanye West will also be performing a song on his own, and I feel quite confident that he's going to let himself finish.

4) My friend LL Cool J is hosting for the fourth year, but please don't call it a comeback or mama says one of us will knock you out like you broke into our house.

3) How about Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani? Common with John Legend? Hosier with Annie Lennox? Ed Sheeran with Jeff Lynne's ELO? Tom Jones with Jessie J? Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga? Brandy Clark with Dwight Yoakam? Sam Smith with Mary J. Blige? Usher? Pharrell? Juanes? Sia with who knows who? Eric Church? Miranda Lambert? And Madonna, who I've had deep feelings for since I was like a virgin, or possibly exactly like a virgin.

2) Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande will all be there, too, all likely dodging my creepy requests for backstage Grammy selfies.

1) Katy Perry will be performing and unlike that game where she played last week, Coach Pete Carroll will not be making any terrible calls this Sunday. So do the right thing, make the smart call and watch the Grammy Awards Sunday on CBS.

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