GRAMMY® 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® Music's Biggest Night® — Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Current GRAMMY® 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 Awards® (www.grammy.com). Music's Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
The performance will take place in a special outdoor tent adjacent to STAPLES Center on the Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE. Consulting and participating on this special segment is renowned hospitality company The Light Group's HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
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 for "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 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 telecast 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" since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.
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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