Scintillating performances for Grammy Awards


Mumbai: Beyoncé, the Foo Fighters and Carrie Underwood are gearing up to perform at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards that will take place on 10 February at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Special segments will include Rihanna and a Reunion of the Time; a Gospel segment to Feature 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, the Clark Sisters, Israel And New Breed, the Madison Bumblebees and Trin-I-Tee 5:7.
The Recording Academy announced that the event and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide and XM Satellite Radio, and covered online at Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
The Foo Fighters will perform as part of this year’s My GRAMMY Moment segment. Produced in partnership with YouTube and, up to 20 unsigned musicians will be given the unique opportunity to play with Foo Fighters as part of an orchestra created specifically for this event.
Ten-time Grammy Award winner Beyoncé has two nods for Record Of The Year (Irreplaceable) and Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (Beautiful Liar with Shakira).
The 50th 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 Tzvi Small is supervising producer. Musical directors for the telecast and pre-telecast are Rickey Minor and Larry Batiste, respectively.