GRAMMY(R) NOMINEES KENNY CHESNEY, COLDPLAY, JONAS BROTHERS, LIL WAYNE AND KATY PERRY TO PERFORM LIVE AT "THE 51ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," SUNDAY, FEB. 8, ON CBS
Current GRAMMY� Award nominees Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are the first performers announced for THE 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, to be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 8 (8:00-11:30 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Lil Wayne leads with eight nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for Tha Carter III, Best Rap Solo Performance ("A Milli"), two nods in Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group ("Swagga Like Us" and "Mr. Carter"), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Got Money") and two nods in Best Rap Song ("Lollipop" and "Swagga Like Us").
Four-time GRAMMY winner Coldplay has seven nods: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "Viva La Vida," Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Rock Song for "Violet Hill."
Kenny Chesney is nominated for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals ("Shiftwork").
Two of music's newest stars, Jonas Brothers and Katy Perry, are both nominated: Jonas Brothers for Best New Artist and Katy Perry for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("I Kissed A Girl"). As previously announced, Katy Perry will perform as part of the "MY GRAMMY MOMENT" segment on the telecast. This year, music fans can upload a 30- to 60-second video of themselves singing along to a portion of Perry's current GRAMMY-nominated song, "I Kissed A Girl," at www.CBS.com/grammys through Friday, Feb. 6. Submitted videos will be voted on by CBS.com users, and the most popular videos will be shown as part of Perry's 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS performance on Music's Biggest Night�.
The music industry's premiere event will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound. The show is being supported with additional information on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at http://www.cbs.com/ and http://www.grammy.com/. It is also being supported with additional content on Twitter at "theGRAMMYs," on Facebook at "The Recording Academy," on YouTube at "51stGRAMMYs," and on Last.fm at "the51stgrammys." Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
THE 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions in association with AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, and Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer. Musical directors for the telecast and pre-telecast are Rickey Minor and Larry Batiste, respectively.
Established in 1957, 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. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.