Jennifer Hudson & Carrie Underwood to perform at Grammy Awards

MUMBAI: Current Grammy Award nominees Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood are the latest performers announced for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards telecast. They join previously announced performers and nominees Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry.

The music industry’s premier event will take place live on 8 February in Los Angeles. The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One Worldwide, and covered online at Grammy.com and CBS.com, on Twitter at theGrammys, on Facebook at The Recording Academy, on YouTube at 51stGrammys, and on Last.fm at the 51stGrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

Jennifer Hudson has three nominations: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Spotlight), Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group with Vocals (I’m His Only Woman, featuring Fantasia), and Best R&B Album (Jennifer Hudson).

Three-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood is up for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (Last Name).

As previously announced, this year’s My Grammy Moment segment on the telecast gives music fans an opportunity to virtually share music’s biggest stage with current Grammy nominee Katy Perry. Produced in partnership with CBS.com, "My Grammy Moment" allows music fans to upload a 30- to 60-second video of them, singing along to a portion of Perry’s I Kissed A Girl to www.cbs.com/grammys through Feb. 6. Videos will be voted on by fans and the public-at-large, and the most popular videos will be shown as part of Perry’s performance on Music’s Biggest Night.

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions in association with AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers. Musical directors for the telecast and pre-telecast are Rickey Minor and Larry Batiste, respectively.

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