Current GRAMMY® Award nominees Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Maxwell, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys , www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
Ten-time GRAMMY winner Beyoncé leads with 10 nominations: Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Halo"; Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I Am…Sasha Fierce; Song Of The Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"; Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for "At Last"; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Ego" (with Kanye West); and Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for "Once In A Lifetime" (from Cadillac Records, with Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street).
Taylor Swift has eight nods: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year (with Liz Rose), and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "You Belong With Me"; Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Fearless; Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for "Breathe" (with Colbie Caillat); and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song (with Liz Rose) for "White Horse."
Three-time GRAMMY winners the Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell each are up for six awards: The Black Eyed Peas with Record Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "I Gotta Feeling," Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for The E.N.D., and Best Dance Recording and Best Short Form Video for "Boom Boom Pow"; and Maxwell with Song Of The Year, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for "Pretty Wings," Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Love You," Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Phoenix Rise," and Best R&B Album for Blacksummers' Night.
Lady Antebellum has two nominations: Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Song (with Tom Douglas) for "I Run To You."
As previously announced on "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" on Dec. 2, music fans can upload a 20-second video of themselves singing along to a portion of the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" for a chance to have their video appear as part of the Peas' performance on Music's Biggest Night®. Videos may be uploaded to www.cbs.com/specials/grammys/upload/ and http://bepgrammys.dipdive.com/extrapages/11896/ through Jan. 15, 2010.
The 52nd Annual GRAMMY 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.
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