FAITH HILL AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM TOGETHER, MARY J. BLIGE ROCKS WITH U2, CHRISTINA AGUILERA JOINS HERBIE HANCOCK AND JAMIE FOXX PERFORMS WITH KANYE WEST, ON "THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS," LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, FEB. 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Big & Rich, Tom Hanks and Terrence Howard Will Present
Grammy Award nominees Faith Hill and Keith Urban will perform together, Grammy Award-winner Mary J. Blige will rock with nominee U2, Grammy nominees Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock will perform together and Grammy Award nominee and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx performs with Grammy Award winner and nominee Kanye West, on THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. They join previously announced performers Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West.
Country stars Big & Rich, two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and Golden Globe Award nominated actor Terrence Howard are the first presenters to be announced.
Country singers Faith Hill and Keith Urban will perform together. Hill has won four Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (with Tim McGraw) and Best Country Album. Urban is currently nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Three-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige will join rockers U2 for a special performance. Fifteen-time Grammy Award-winner U2 is currently nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Song of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Rock Song.
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Christina Aguilera and 10-time Grammy Award-winning jazz/pianist Herbie Hancock are nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and will perform together for the first time.
Grammy Award-nominated recording artist and Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx will make a special appearance with Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer Kanye West. West has won three Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for Record of the Year, Best Rap Solo Performance, two nominations for Album of the Year (The Emancipation Of Mimi for producing and Late Registration), Best R&B Song (songwriter with Alicia Keys), Best Rap/Sung R&B Collaboration (with Common featuring John Legend), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album. Foxx is nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
THE 48th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS is produced by Cossette Productions, in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions for The Recording Academy. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer.