QUEEN LATIFAH TO HOST �THE 47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS,� LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, FEB. 13 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
She Will Also Perform on the Show
Queen Latifah will host and perform on THE 47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS, to be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 13 (8:00-11:30 PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Highlighting this year�s Grammy nominations are Kanye West with 10 nominations; Alicia Keys and Usher with eight nominations each; Ray Charles, who posthumously received seven nominations; Green Day with six nominations; and Norah Jones, Loretta Lynn, Prince and engineer Al Schmitt who each received five nominations.
Queen Latifah is a seminal hip-hop artist who is also one of music�s most respected rappers. Her 1989 debut album, All Hail the Queen, set the standard for female rappers. Her first vocal album, The Dana Owens Album, is a collection of classics that includes soul, blues and pop songs, and has earned her a nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album this year. She is also an accomplished actress and earned an Academy Award nomination, a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her role in the feature film �Chicago.� Her other feature film credits include �Taxi,� �Barbershop 2: Back in Business,� �Set It Off,� �The Bone Collector� and the upcoming �Beautyshop.� Her television credits include the mini-series �Mama Flora�s Family� and �Living With the Dead,� both on the Network.
The Grammy Awards, considered to the music industry�s highest accolades, are presented by the Recording Academy.
THE 47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS are produced by Cossette Productions for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are the executive producers; Walter C. Miller is the producer/director; Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer.