The GRAMMYs Add Special Dance/Electronica Segment

Chris Brown, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne to join for performance highlighting the dance/electronica genre on the 54th GRAMMY Awards
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    David Guetta
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    Lil Wayne
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    Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl
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    Chris Brown
February 07, 2012 -- 11:40 am PST

Current GRAMMY nominees Chris Brown, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne will team for a special performance highlighting dance/electronica music for the first time ever on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The segment will take place across from Staples Center at the Nokia Plaza @ L.A. Live in a special outdoor tent to be constructed by renowned hospitality company the Light Group's Haze Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

Four-time GRAMMY winner Lil Wayne has five nominations: Best Rap Performance for "Look At Me Now" (with Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes); two nods in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category for "I'm On One" (with DJ Khaled, Drake and Rick Ross) and "Motivation" (with Kelly Rowland); Best Rap Song for "Look At Me Now"; and Best Rap Album for Tha Carter IV.

Deadmau5 has three nominations: Best Dance Recording for "Raise Your Weapon"  (with Greta Svabo Bech), Best Dance/Electronica Album for 4X4=12, and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for "Rope" (Deadmau5 Mix).

Two-time GRAMMY winner Guetta is up for two awards: Best Dance Recording for "Sunshine" (with Avicii) and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Nothing But The Beat.

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; Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood; Brown; Glen Campbell with the Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, the Band Perry, Deadmau5, Guetta, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time.

Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, 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 Ehrlich are 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 and, and on YouTube.

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