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Nominees Bruno Mars and Rihanna, as well as 16-time GRAMMY Award winner Sting will join together for a special performance, in addition to a performance by current nominee Kelly Clarkson on THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS broadcast.
Sixteen-time GRAMMY Award winner and current nominee Beyoncé, current nominee Hunter Hayes, singer/actor Jennifer Lopez, actor Pauley Perrette and seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince will appear as presenters. The music industry's premier event will take place Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT), at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
Two-time GRAMMY Award winner Clarkson has three nominations: Record Of The Year (along with Greg Kurstin, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jesse Shatkin and Chris Gehringer) and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger.
GRAMMY Award winner Bruno Mars is up for Best Rap Song for "Young, Wild & Free" (along with Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Cameron Thomaz).
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, Frank Ocean, 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, Alicia Keys and current nominees Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake. The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Ocean and Sheeran will perform on the GRAMMY Awards broadcast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are nominees Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry, actor Kaley Cuoco, actor and three-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, five-time GRAMMY Award winner Faith Hill, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Tim McGraw and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban. Two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL Cool J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night.
THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by 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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