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53rd annual Grammy Awards to showcase collaborations

by jmaloni
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 06:00 pm

53rd Annual Grammy Awards air Feb. 13 on CBS

Current Grammy Award nominees Justin Bieber and Usher with Jaden Smith; nominees B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe; nominee Lady Antebellum and nominee Muse all have been added to the all-star lineup of performers for "The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards" broadcasting live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m., ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. They join previously announced performers and nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry.

Bieber, B.o.B, Mars,  Monáe, Muse and Smith, along with Arcade Fire and Miranda Lambert, will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while Lady Antebellum, Usher, Eminem, Green, Lady Gaga and Perry are returning to the Grammy stage. All five Album of the Year nominees are now set to perform: Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Perry.

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, mentor and five-time Gramy winner Usher will appear with his protégé Bieber, along with Jaden Smith. In addition, B.o.B, Mars and Monáe — whose respective eclectic artistry and universal appeal is reflected in their collective 14 Grammy nominations this year — will perform together for the first time in a rare never-before-seen presentation.

Mars has seven nominations: two in Record of the Year for "Nothin' on You" (with B.o.B, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Mike Wilson) and "F*** You" (with Green, Lawrence, Ari Levine, Manny Marroquin and Graham Marsh); Song of the Year for "F*** You" (with Brody Brown, Green, Lawrence and Levine); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just The Way You Are"; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for "Nothin' On You" (the former with B.o.B and the latter with B.o.B, Lawrence and Levine); and Producer of the Year (as a member of The Smeezingtons, along with Lawrence and Levine).

Grammy winner Lady Antebellum has six nods: Album of the Year and Best Country Album for "Need You Now"; Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for "Need You Now."

B.o.B is up for five awards: Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song for "Nothin' On You" (the first with Lawrence, Levine, Mars and Wilson, the second with Mars, and the third with Lawrence, Levine and Mars); Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Airplanes, Part II" (with Eminem and Hayley Williams); and Best Rap Album for "The Adventures Of Bobby Ray."

Bieber, Monáe, Muse and Usher each are up for two awards: Bieber for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album for "My World 2.0";  Monáe for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Tightrope" (with Big Boi), and Best Contemporary R&B Album for "The ArchAndroid"; Muse for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "The Resistance" and Best Rock Album for "Resistance"; and Usher for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "There Goes My Baby" and Best Contemporary R&B Album for "Raymond V Raymond."

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

About The Recording Academy

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 pre-eminent 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 culture. 

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