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[02/03/09 - 01:38 PM]
Nominees Adele, Chris Brown and Sugarland Added to the Superstar Lineup of Performers for the "51st Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live, Sunday, FeB. 8, on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Sheryl Crow, Craig Ferguson, Al Green, Jay Mohr, Queen Latifah and T-Pain are named presenters.

[via press release from CBS]

NOMINEES ADELE, CHRIS BROWN AND SUGARLAND ADDED TO THE SUPERSTAR LINEUP OF PERFORMERS FOR THE "51ST ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS," LIVE, SUNDAY, FEB. 8, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE WITH MILEY CYRUS AND TAYLOR SWIFT

ESTELLE AND KANYE WEST TO PERFORM TOGETHER

FOUR TOPS TRIBUTE SEGMENT TO FEATURE DUKE FAKIR, JAMIE FOXX AND NE-YO

Sheryl Crow, Craig Ferguson, Al Green, Jay Mohr, Queen Latifah and T-Pain Are Latest Presenters Announced for Music's Biggest Night�

Current GRAMMY� nominees Adele, Chris Brown and Sugarland have been added to the lineup of superstar performers, along with a special performance with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, Estelle and Kanye West performing together and a Four Tops tribute segment featuring Duke Fakir (2009 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree and original member of the Four Tops), Academy Award� winner Jamie Foxx and current nominee Ne-Yo, when the 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 8 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced performers include Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers, Kid Rock, Lil Wayne, Paul McCartney (with special guest drummer Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters), Katy Perry, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Radiohead, Rihanna, T.I. and Justin Timberlake, U2, Carrie Underwood, and Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West in a special performance of their hit single "Swagga Like Us."

Nine-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Sheryl Crow, talk show host Craig Ferguson (CBS's THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON), nine-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Al Green, actor Jay Mohr (CBS's GARY UNMARRIED), GRAMMY winner Queen Latifah and rapper and current nominee T-Pain are the latest presenters announced for Music's Biggest Night�. Previously announced presenters include actor Simon Baker (CBS's THE MENTALIST), actor/musician Jack Black, current three-time GRAMMY nominee Duffy, current nominee Josh Groban, three-time GRAMMY-winning jazz musician and current nominee Charlie Haden, actor Samuel L. Jackson and Academy Award�-winning actress and current GRAMMY nominee Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ne-Yo has six nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary R&B Album for Year Of The Gentleman, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Closer"), Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("Miss Independent") and two separate nominations for Best R&B Song ("Miss Independent" and "Spotlight," both with Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen).

As previously announced, Kanye West has six nominations: Album Of The Year (as a producer on Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III), Song Of The Year ("American Boy," with William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens and Estelle Swaray), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("American Boy," with Estelle) and Best Rap Song ("Swagga Like Us," with D. Carter, S. Carter and Clifford Harris). In addition, he received two separate nods in the Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group category for "Put On," with Young Jeezy and "Swagga Like Us," with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and T.I.

Adele and T-Pain have four nods each: Adele is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year (with Eg White), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements" and Best New Artist. T-Pain has two separate nominations for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Low" with Flo Rida and "Got Money" with Lil Wayne), one for Best Rap Song ("Low" with T. Dillard and M. Humphrey) and one for Album Of The Year (as a featured artist and producer on Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III).

Al Green is nominated in three categories: Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Stay With Me (By The Sea)" with John Legend), Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("You've Got The Love I Need" with Anthony Hamilton) and Best R&B Album (Lay It Down).

Chris Brown, Estelle and Sugarland each have two nods: Chris Brown is nominated for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals ("No Air" with Jordin Sparks) and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("Take You Down"). Estelle has nominations for Song Of The Year (with William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens and Kanye West) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Kanye West) for "American Boy." Sugarland is up for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("Stay") and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals ("Life In A Northern Town" with Jake Owen and Little Big Town).

Sheryl Crow is up for Best Pop Vocal Album (Detours).

As previously announced, Katy Perry will perform as part of the "MY GRAMMY MOMENT" segment on the telecast. This year, music fans can upload a 30- to 60-second video of themselves singing along to a portion of Perry's current GRAMMY-nominated song, "I Kissed A Girl," at www.CBS.com/grammys through Friday, Feb. 6. Submitted videos will be voted on by CBS.com users, and the most popular videos will be shown as part of Perry's 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS performance on Music's Biggest Night�.

Additionally, the 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8 (4:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT -- 6:45 PM, ET/3:45 PM, PT) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ceremony will be streamed live internationally on http://www.grammy.com/ beginning at 4:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT. Hosting and performing at the Pre-Telecast will be current GRAMMY nominees Wayne Brady and Tia Carrere. In addition, live performances by Latin GRAMMY-winning folk/jazz singer and current nominee Lila Downs, GRAMMY-winning classical artist and current nominee Hilary Hahn and current GRAMMY nominee Heavy D will also be seen. In addition, four-time GRAMMY-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams, producer/host of "Millennium of Music" radio show Robert Aubry Davis, GRAMMY-winning songwriter/producer Lamont Dozier, GRAMMY-winning children's folk artists Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, comedian Alex Raymundo and actor Blair Underwood will present GRAMMY Awards in approximately 99 categories. The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on http://www.grammy.com/ for 30 days following the event.

The music industry's premiere event will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound. The show is being supported with additional information on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at http://www.cbs.com/ and http://www.grammy.com/. It is also being supported with additional content on Twitter at "theGRAMMYs," on Facebook at "The Recording Academy," on YouTube at "51stGRAMMYs," and on Last.fm at "the51stgrammys." Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

The 51st 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, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers. Musical directors for the telecast and pre-telecast are Rickey Minor and Larry Batiste, respectively.

Established in 1957, 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. Internationally known for the GRAMMY AWARDS - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.





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