RIHANNA, PAUL McCARTNEY AND KANYE WEST SET TO TAKE THE STAGE IN A WORLD DEBUT PERFORMANCE OF RIHANNA'S NEW SINGLE, "FOURFIVESECONDS," ON "THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)," SUNDAY, FEB. 8 ON CBS
Music's Biggest Night(R) Hosted By LL COOL J
Seven-time GRAMMY Award(R) winner and current nominee Rihanna will deliver a world debut performance of her newly released single, "FourFiveSeconds," with fellow GRAMMY Award-winning collaborators Kanye West and Paul McCartney, on THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R). Making his return to the GRAMMY stage after six years, 21-time GRAMMY Award winner Kanye West holds two current nominations. The legendary Paul McCartney is an 18-time GRAMMY winner and a two-time recipient of The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a solo artist and as a member of the Beatles. 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.
Seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Rihanna is up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "The Monster" with Eminem.
Twenty-one-time GRAMMY Award winner Kanye West is up for two awards: 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
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, 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 www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and YouTube.