THE BEACH BOYS TO REUNITE ON THE GRAMMY(R) STAGE AND JOIN WITH GRAMMY NOMINEES MAROON 5 AND FOSTER THE PEOPLE FOR A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE, ON "THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)," SUNDAY, FEB. 12, LIVE ON CBS
THE CIVIL WARS, DIANA KRALL, MACEO PARKER AND
JOE WALSH ADDED TO THE PERFORMANCE LINEUP
Common, Taraji P. Henson, Reba McEntire and Diana Ross
Set 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
The Beach Boys - Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades - will reunite on the GRAMMY(R) stage and join with current GRAMMY Award nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance, while current nominees The Civil Wars, two-time GRAMMY winner Diana Krall, funk artist Maceo Parker and six-time GRAMMY winner Joe Walsh have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS.
Two-time GRAMMY Award winner Common, Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (PERSON OF INTEREST), two-time GRAMMY Award winner Reba McEntire, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Diana Ross will appear as presenters. 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.
Three-time GRAMMY Award winners Maroon 5 are nominated in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Moves Like Jagger" (with Christina Aguilera).
The Civil Wars and Foster The People each have two nominations. The Civil Wars is up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Barton Hollow" and Best Folk Album for Barton Hollow. Foster The People have nods in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Pumped Up Kicks" and Best Alternative Music Album for Torches.
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, deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Civil Wars, deadmau5, Foster The People, Guetta, Minaj, Parker 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, Ringo Starr and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson. 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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