GRAMMY(R) NOMINEES DRAKE AND RIHANNA TO PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND CEE LO GREEN WILL BE JOINED BY GWYNETH PALTROW AND THE JIM HENSON COMPANY PUPPETS FOR A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME PERFORMANCE, ON "THE 53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS" FEB. 13
Dierks Bentley, Norah Jones, Selena Gomez, LL COOL J, Nicki Minaj and Blake Shelton Are the First Presenters Announced
Current GRAMMY(R) nominees Drake and Rihanna will perform together, and Cee Lo Green will be joined by Academy Award(R) winner Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets in a once-in-a-lifetime performance as the latest additions to the superstar line-up for THE 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS broadcasting live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. They join previously announced performers and nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, and Katy Perry; nominees Justin Bieber and Usher, with Jaden Smith; and nominees B.o.B, Bruno Mars, and Janelle Mon�e.
Presenters include current three-time GRAMMY nominee Dierks Bentley, nine-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Norah Jones, singer/actor Selena Gomez, two-time GRAMMY winner and actor LL COOL J, current nominee Nicki Minaj and current nominee Blake Shelton.
Continuing in the tradition of creating great "GRAMMY Moments," this year's show will feature a number of special performances exclusive to the GRAMMY telecast with one-time-only groupings of artists. Among this year's unique collaborations, rap sensation and current four-time nominee Drake and two-time GRAMMY winner and current four-time nominee Rihanna will perform together live on television for the first time; and Cee Lo Green will be joined by Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets for an inspired, never-before-seen performance.
Drake and Rihanna each have four nominations: Drake for Best New Artist, Best Rap Solo Performance for "Over," Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Fancy" (with T.I. & Swizz Beatz), and Best Rap Album for Thank Me Later; and Rihanna for Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Short Form Music Video for "Love the Way You Lie" (with Eminem), and Best Dance Recording for "Only Girl (in the World)."
THE 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
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