GRAMMY(R) AWARD NOMINEES CHRIS BROWN, DEADMAU5, FOO FIGHTERS, DAVID GUETTA AND LIL WAYNE TO PERFORM TOGETHER AS PART OF A SPECIAL SEGMENT SPOTLIGHTING DANCE/ELECTRONICA MUSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON "THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)," SUNDAY, FEB. 12, LIVE ON CBS
Music's Biggest Night(R) Will Be Hosted by Rapper/"NCIS: Los Angeles" Star LL COOL J
Current GRAMMY(R) Award nominees Chris Brown, deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta and Lil Wayne will join for a special performance highlighting dance/electronica music for the first time ever on THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS. 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 on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 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 "Raise Your Weapon" (with Greta Svabo Bech), Best Dance/Electronica Album for 4X4=12 and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for Foo Fighters' "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(R) 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, Chris 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 broadcast for the first time.
Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and Ringo Starr. 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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