U2, Alicia Keys Confirmed to Perform At 44th GRAMMYS
'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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