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[02/08/08 - 12:00 PM]
Top Nominees Kanye West and Amy Winehouse to Perform on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," FeB. 10, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Dierks Bentley, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carole King, Roselyn Sanchez, Usher and will.i.am are added as presenters.

[via press release from CBS]

TOP NOMINEES KANYE WEST AND AMY WINEHOUSE TO PERFORM ON "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS," FEB. 10, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Nominees John Mayer and Bebe Winans Also Set to Perform

Dierks Bentley, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carole King, Roselyn Sanchez, Usher and will.i.am Added to Present

Current eight-time nominee Kanye West, current six-time nominee Amy Winehouse, current nominee John Mayer and current nominee BeBe Winans have been added to perform, on THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Current four-time nominee Dierks Bentley, Academy Award� winner Cuba Gooding Jr., four-time GRAMMY Award winner Carole King, "Without A Trace" star Roselyn Sanchez, five-time GRAMMY Award winner and current nominee Usher and three-time GRAMMY winner will.i.am have been added to present.

Previously announced performers are Beyonc� and Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, Eldar, Feist, Fergie and John Legend, John Fogerty with Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, Foo Fighters (with special guest conductor John Paul Jones), Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang (conducted by famed maestro John Mauceri), Alicia Keys, Kid Rock, Dave Koz, Brad Paisley, Keely Smith, Carrie Underwood, 2008 MusiCares� Person of the Year Aretha Franklin, the Clark Sisters, Israel And New Breed, and Trin-I-Tee 5:7 in a special gospel segment, the casts of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" and "Across The Universe" in a special Beatles segment, and Rihanna with a reunited The Time in a special 50th anniversary segment. Previously announced presenters are Akon, Jason Bateman, Tony Bennett, Chris Brown, Cher, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Juanes, Solange Knowles, Cyndi Lauper, George Lopez, Ludacris, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Taylor Swift and Stevie Wonder.

In light of recent circumstances, Winehouse will now perform live via satellite from a London studio. She is currently nominated for: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab," Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Back to Black, as well as Best New Artist.

Leading nominee West has eight nominations: Best Rap Solo Performance for "Stronger," two nominations for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Southside" with Common and "Better Than I've Ever Been" with Nas and KRS-One), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Good Life" with T-Pain), two nominations in Best Rap Song ("Can't Tell Me Nothing" with Aldrin Davis and "Good Life" with Aldrin Davis, Mike Dean, and Faheem Najm), and Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for Graduation.

Dierks Bentley, John Mayer and BeBe Winans are all current nominees. Dierks Bentley is nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Album and Best Long Form Music Video. John Mayer is nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Usher is nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (with R. Kelly), and BeBe Winans is nominated Best Traditional Gospel Album.

THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions in association with AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer, David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers and Tzvi Small is supervising producer. Rickey Minor is the musical director.





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