Music's Biggest Night to feature superstar performances, a special tribute to Sly And The Family Stone
The Recording Academy announced today that 12-time GRAMMY winner and current five-time nominee Bruce Springsteen will perform on the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, as will four-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time GRAMMY nominee Coldplay. Best New Artist nominee Sugarland will also appear for a special performance, and Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir, nominated for Best Gospel Performance and Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album, will sing to the rafters with previously announced performer — and current eight-time GRAMMY nominee — Mariah Carey.
The Academy also announced the show will feature a special tribute to legendary funk band Sly And The Family Stone featuring an all-star cast of artists, including GRAMMY-nominated artists Maroon 5, Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, and John Legend; GRAMMY winners Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith; soul sweetheart Joss Stone; rocker Robert Randolph; and singer Devin Lima.
Previously announced performers include Kanye West and John Legend — who both have eight nominations; U2 and Mary J. Blige; Faith Hill and Keith Urban; Jamie Foxx with Kanye West; and Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock. Previously announced presenters include Big & Rich, Tom Hanks and Terrence Howard. More GRAMMY Moments, superstar performances and presenters will be announced shortly
The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by Cossette Productions in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions for The Recording Academy. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer, and Tzvi Small is executive in charge of production.
The music industry's premier event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at www.grammy.yahoo.com.