LL Cool J returns as host of "Music's Biggest Night"
Current Grammy Awards nominees The Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for The 55th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast. Two-time Grammy winner LL COOL J returns as host of "Music's Biggest Night." The Black Keys and FUN. will perform on the Grammy Awards broadcast for the first time, while Mumford & Sons and Swift are returning to the Grammy stage. The music industry's premier event takes place Sunday, Feb. 10 (8: p.m.), at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network.
FUN. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations. FUN. is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young" (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Some Nights"; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for "Babel"; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "I Will Wait"; Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Learn Me Right" (from Brave); Best Long Form Music Video for "Big Easy Express"; and Best New Artist.
Two-time Grammy winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for "El Camino" and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for "Lonely Boy." (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year.)
Five-time Grammy winner Rihanna and six-time Grammy winner Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for "Talk That Talk" and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for "We Found Love." Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars) for "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games).
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