Buzz Bites (12/6/13): Taylor Swift, Katy Perry + Lorde Perform On Tonight’s ‘Grammy Nominations Concert Live’

Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Lorde will perform on the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" tonight.

Swifties, tune in tonight to see Taylor perform live from Australia.

+ Taylor Swift and Katy Perry will appear on tonight’s “Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” TV special. Taylor will perform live from Australia, while Katy will be broadcast from Canada. Lorde and Miguel have also been added to the lineup. (Rolling Stone)

+ The world lost the inspiring leader Nelson Mandela yesterday. Celebrities paid tribute to the man who brought an end to apartheid. Beyoncé and Jay Z, John Legend, and Fergie, and will.i.am shared photos taken with Mandela. Rihanna wrote, ”One of the greatest men who’s ever lived.” (MTV News)

+ Wild Flag has called it quits. Composed of Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole, and Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, the band released just one album. “It was great but it just kinda ran its course,” Janet said. “It’s hard to have a band when you live five hours apart by plane.” :( (Pitchfork)

+ Justin Bieber is set to close out his #MusicMondays series this coming Monday (Dec. 9) with “Confident,” which will feature Chance The Rapper. (Billboard)

+ Watch actor Benedict Cumberbatch give a dramatic reading of R. Kelly‘s blush-worthy “Genius” lyrics. The hilarious delivery pretty much lives up to the song title. (MTV News)

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