GRAMMY(R) NOMINEE ADELE TO MAKE MUCH-ANTICIPATED RETURN TO THE STAGE ON "THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)," SUNDAY, FEB. 12, LIVE ON CBS
Singer Will Perform Live for the First Time Since Undergoing
Vocal Cord Surgery Last Fall
Music's Biggest Night(R) Will Be Hosted by Rapper/"NCIS: Los Angeles" Star LL COOL J
Current GRAMMY(R) nominee Adele will make her much-anticipated return to live performances on THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS. This will be her first time performing live anywhere in nearly five months since being forced to cancel a sold-out U.S. tour to undergo surgery on her vocal cords. Music's Biggest Night,(R) hosted by two-time GRAMMY(R) Award winner and NCIS: LOS ANGELES star LL COOL J, takes place live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"I'm immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year's GRAMMY Awards," said Adele. "It's an absolute honor to be included in such a night and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all."
Two-time GRAMMY winner Adele has six nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep"; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21; and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You."
Previously announced performers for THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS include 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 and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Minaj and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY broadcast for the first time, while Adele, Campbell, Clarkson, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Mars, McCartney, Rihanna and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. LL COOL J has hosted THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT(R) since its inception in December 2008. This is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
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.
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