'U2 and Alicia Keys are emblematic of the diversity and limitless talent of our nominees and the powerful music that they create,' said Recording Academy President/CEO Michael Greene. 'With this year's spotlight being focused on singer/songwriters across all genres, the GRAMMYs will showcase a wide array of the world's best artists, making this show the most dynamic ever.'
U2 have won ten previous Grammy Awards - including three last year - and this year have eight nominations. They include Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year categories, as well as Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song categories - two nominations in the latter category.
Alicia Keys earned six nominations, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for 'Fallin'', Best R&B Album for Songs in A Minor, and a Best New Artist nomination.
Presenters include four-time GRAMMY winner Janet Jackson? who is nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Dance Recording and Best Pop Vocal Album? GRAMMY-winning artist Diana Krall and past nominee Britney Spears. Actor/comedian Jon Stewart will host the show.
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