GRAMMY(R) NOMINEES CHRIS BROWN, TONY BENNETT AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR "THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)," SUNDAY, FEB. 12, LIVE ON CBS
ALICIA KEYS AND BONNIE RAITT TO REMEMBER ETTA JAMES
Marc Anthony, Lady Antebellum and Ryan Seacrest
To Present at the Music Industry's Premier Event
Music's Biggest Night(R) Will Be Hosted by Rapper/"NCIS: Los Angeles" Star LL COOL J
Current GRAMMY(R) nominee Chris Brown, nominees Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, who will perform together, and 14-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys and nine-time GRAMMY winner Bonnie Raitt, who will remember Etta James, have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS. Added as presenters are two-time GRAMMY and three-time Latin GRAMMY(R) winner Marc Anthony, six-time GRAMMY winners and current nominees Lady Antebellum and television and radio host/producer Ryan Seacrest. 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.
Brown has three nominations: Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E., and Best Rap Performance (with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes) and Best Rap Song for "Look At Me Now."
Fourteen-time GRAMMY Winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bennett has two nods: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Body And Soul" (with Amy Winehouse), and Best Traditional Pop Album for Duets II (with Various Artists).
Five-time GRAMMY winner Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for "Mama's Song."
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, Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Minaj and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY broadcast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, 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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