Add Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and Frank Ocean to the performers list at this year's Grammy Awards. Presenters added are Kaley Cuoco, Neil Patrick Harris, Faith Hill, Carly Rae Jepsen,Tim McGraw, Katy Perry, and Keith Urban.
Looks like that fight with Chris Brown will not keep Frank Ocean from performing at the Grammys.
Ocean is up for six awards: Record Of The Year for "Thinkin Bout You"; Album Of The Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Channel Orange; Best New Artist; and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Jay-Z, Kanye West and The-Dream); and Best Short Form Music Video (with Kanye West, Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Romain Gavras, and Mourad Belkeddar) for "No Church In The Wild."
Three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5 are up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Payphone" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Overexposed.
Previously announced performers for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards include current nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Jack White, as well as Elton John and current nominee Ed Sheeran performing live together for the first time, and Justin Timberlake. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host-DocFB
Diagnosis: Shaping up to be a good night of musical performances.
Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons & Taylor Swift Set To Perform On 55th Annual Grammy Awards!!!
Rihanna, The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons, and Taylor Swift are all set to perform on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10th.
LL Cool J will be returning to host "the biggest night in music".
Fun. and Mumford & Sons both have 6 nominations apiece.
FUN. are up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young" (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for Babel; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "I Will Wait"; Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Learn Me Right" (From Brave); and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express.
Two-time GRAMMY winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for El Camino; and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for "Lonely Boy." (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year Non Classical.)
Five-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for "Talk That Talk," and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for "We Found Love." Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars) for "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games).
AEG is yet again producing the event from The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon and we will pass on the info here as soon as we get it.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Rihanna has 5 Grammy's. Taylor Swift has 6. Says a lot.
This Saturday, Michael Jackson's children, Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11, will accept the Lifetime Achievement Grammy for their late father. Blanket, 7, is not expected to appear, but the Jackson family says that could change.
The award ceremony will be taped on Saturday at the Special Merit Awards ceremony and footage of it may be included in the planned tribute to Michael Jackson in Sunday's Grammy show.
According to CNN, the children's appearance came about because Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, complained to Grammy producers that no Jackson family members had been invited to the ceremony. Whoops.
Joe Jackson has said he will not attend the ceremony or Sunday's Grammy show due to his anger over how the behind the scenes talks went down regarding Jackson family attendance. Joe always seems to be about Joe though, so it's hard to say what is fact and fiction here. Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother, will attend.
What do you guys think? Excited to see Michael's kids step up for their Dad or do you think they're being exploited? -Dr.FB
It seems at the pre-grammy awards, they are giving them out to anyone who showed up.
Grammy Award winners right now are George Carlin (daughter accepted upon behalf), Blind Boys of Alabama, Weezer, Tia Carrere (Yea, that one from Wayne's World), Carrie Underwood, Robert Plant, Lil Wayne won 2 so far, Kanye won 2 as well, Jay Z, Mia, ?Love, and Cynthia Nixon.
Our boy John Mayer just won for Gravity.
More winners announcements coming up at the Pre-Grammy Awards.-Dr.FB