Music's Biggest Night to feature unique pairings of current nominees and previous GRAMMY winners
The Recording Academy announced today a record number of unique GRAMMY pairings, as well as first presenters for Music's Biggest Night, the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Keeping with the tradition of exciting GRAMMY moments, multi-GRAMMY winner and R&B diva Mary J. Blige will join multi-GRAMMY nominee U2 on the same GRAMMY stage for the first time; GRAMMY nominees and country superstars Keith Urban and Faith Hill are set to appear; current GRAMMY nominee and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx unites with Kanye West, who has eight GRAMMY nominations this year; and GRAMMY nominees Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock hit the stage for an intimate performance. Additionally, superstar country duo Big & Rich, two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks, and critically acclaimed actor Terrence Howard will appear as presenters. More GRAMMY Moments, superstar performances and presenters will be announced shortly.
These outstanding artists join previously announced performers Mariah Carey, John Legend, and Kanye West — who all have eight nominations this year.
The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards 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 will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at www.grammy.yahoo.com.
The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John 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.
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