KANYE WEST RETURNS TO THE GRAMMY(R) STAGE TO DELIVER TWO REMARKABLE PERFORMANCES ON "THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)," SUNDAY, FEB. 8 ON CBS
Music's Biggest Night(R) Hosted By LL COOL J
The latest performer to be added to the incredible all-star lineup for THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R) broadcast is one of today's most decorated artists, 53-time nominee and 21-time GRAMMY Award winner Kanye West. Returning to the GRAMMY stage after six years, West is set to deliver a never-before-seen solo performance, as well as a world-debut collaborative performance with 18-time GRAMMY Award winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Paul McCartney, and seven-time GRAMMY Award winner and current nominee Rihanna. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL COOL J returns as host. Music's Biggest Night takes place Sunday, Feb. 8 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network.
Twenty-one-time GRAMMY Award winner Kanye West is up for two awards this year: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for "Bound 2" with Charlie Wilson.
Previously announced performers include GRAMMY Award-winning band AC/DC; current nominees and GRAMMY Award winners Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga; nominee Eric Church; nominees and GRAMMY Award winners Common with John Legend; nominee Ariana Grande; nominees Hozier with GRAMMY Award winner Annie Lennox; nominee Jessie J with GRAMMY Award winner Tom Jones; GRAMMY Award winner and nominee Miranda Lambert; GRAMMY Award winners Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani; seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Madonna; nominee Ed Sheeran; nominee Sam Smith; nominee and eight-time GRAMMY Award winner Usher; and nominee and seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Pharrell Williams.
THE 57TH 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. LL COOL J is a producer.
About The Recording Academy
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