Depp, DeGeneres, & More Join Presenter Line-Up for THE GRAMMYS
Current nominees Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band have been added to join a performance by the Black Keys, in addition to three-time GRAMMY Award winner Stanley Clarke, current nominee Chick Corea and current nominee Kenny Garrett paying tribute to Dave Brubeck, a performance by current nominee Juanes and a joint performance by Travis Barker, Chuck D, two-time GRAMMY Award winner and host LL COOL J, two-time GRAMMY Award winner Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip, all on THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS broadcast. 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, on the CBS Television Network.
Emmy Award-winning talk show host and current nominee Ellen DeGeneres, actor Kat Dennings, actor Johnny Depp, seven-time GRAMMY Award winner John Mayer, current four-time nominee Nas, recording artist Pitbull, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner and current nominee Bonnie Raitt and two-time GRAMMY Award winner Kelly Rowland will appear as presenters.
Eighteen-time GRAMMY Award winner Chick Corea is up for five awards: two in Best Improvised Jazz Solo for "Hot House" (along with Gary Burton) and "Alice In Wonderland," two in Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Further Explorations (with Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian) and Hot House (with Gary Burton) and Best Instrumental Composition for "Mozart Goes Dancing."
Five-time GRAMMY Award winner Dr. John, GRAMMY Award winner Kenny Garrett and GRAMMY Award winner and 19-time Latin GRAMMY Award winner Juanes each have one nomination: Dr. John is nominated in Best Blues Album for Locked Down, Kenny Garrett has a nod in Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Seeds From The Underground, and Juanes is up for Best Latin Pop Album for MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition.
Previously announced performers for THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are current nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, FUN., the Lumineers, Miguel and Wiz Khalifa, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jack White, five-time GRAMMY winner, GRAMMY Legend Award recipient and 2000 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Elton John and current nominee Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys and current nominees Maroon 5, current nominee Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting in a special performance, nominees Zac Brown, T Bone Burnett (as musical director), Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and Mumford & Sons, Elton John and GRAMMY Award winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Staples Singers) Mavis Staples paying a special tribute to the late Levon Helm, and Justin Timberlake.
Previously announced presenters are nominees Beyoncé, Hunter Hayes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ne-Yo, Katy Perry, actor Kaley Cuoco, 13-time GRAMMY Award winner Dave Grohl, actor and three-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, five-time GRAMMY Award winner Faith Hill, singer/actor Jennifer Lopez, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Tim McGraw, actress Pauley Perrette, seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince, TV and radio host/producer (and newly appointed Honorary Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation Board) Ryan Seacrest and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban. Two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL Cool J returns as host of the music industry's premier event.
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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