MADONNA AND GORILLAZ TO APPEAR TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON "THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS," LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, FEB. 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Michael Bubl�, Common, Matt Dillon, Queen Latifah and Ludacris Will Present
Madonna, multiple Grammy Award winner, and Grammy nominee Gorillaz will appear together for the first time, on THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Gorillaz will appear in 3-D animated color for the first time on network television. Grammy nominees pop vocalist Michael Bubl� and rapper/actor Common, and last year's host Queen Latifah, Academy Award nominated actor Matt Dillon and rapper/actor Ludacris have been added to present.
Madonna is a five-time Grammy Award winner. Gorillaz is currently nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
Previously announced performers are Mariah Carey, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Mary J. Blige, Coldplay, Faith Hill and Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock, Sugarland, Jamie Foxx with Kanye West, an all-star tribute to Sly And The Family Stone featuring Maroon 5, Will.I.Am (of Black Eyed Peas), Robert Randolph, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith), Joss Stone and John Legend, and Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir join Mariah Carey. Previously announced presenters are Big & Rich, Tom Hanks and Terrence Howard.
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS is 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.