Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean & More Join GRAMMY AWARDS Line-Up of Performers
Fourteen-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys and current nominees Maroon 5 will join together for a special performance, in addition to a performance by current nominee Frank Ocean on THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS broadcast.Current GRAMMY Award nominees Carly Rae Jepsen, and Katy Perry, as well as actor Kaley Cuoco, actor 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 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.One of this year's leading nominees, 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 Belkeddan) for "No Church In The Wild." Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Maroon 5 is 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, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and Jack White, as well as Elton John and current nominee Ed Sheeran performing live together for the first time. 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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