Tony Bennett, Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood Added To 54th GRAMMYs Lineup
Current GRAMMY nominee Chris Brown; nominees Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, who will perform together; and 14-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys and nine-time GRAMMY winner Bonnie Raitt, who will pay tribute to Etta James, have been added to the lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Two-time GRAMMY and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner Marc Anthony, six-time GRAMMY winners and current nominees Lady Antebellum and television and radio host/producer Ryan Seacrest will appear as presenters. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
Brown has three nominations: Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E., and Best Rap Performance (with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes) and Best Rap Song for "Look At Me Now."
Bennett, a 14-time GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, has two nods: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Body And Soul" (with Amy Winehouse) and Best Traditional Pop Album for Duets II (with Various Artists).
Five-time GRAMMY winner Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for "Mama's Song."
Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Glen Campbell with the Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, the Band Perry, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time.
Previously announced presenters are Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ringo Starr, and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson.
LL Cool J, who has hosted "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" since its inception in December 2008, will be hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast for the first time.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlichare the writers.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One/Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube.
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