U2 to Perform on 47th Annual Grammy Awards

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1.20.05 - Business Wire

Green Day, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and U2 to Perform on 47th Annual Grammy Awards; Ellen DeGeneres, Christina Milian and John Travolta to Appear as Presenters

Superstar Artists Are the First Announced Performers and Presenters for Music's Biggest Night(TM) to Be Hosted by Queen Latifah and Broadcast on the CBS Television Network Feb. 13

Green Day, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and U2 are the first performers announced for the 47th Annual Grammy(R) Awards telecast, it was announced today by The Recording Academy(R). Ellen DeGeneres, Christina Milian and John Travolta will appear as presenters. The music industry's premier event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and will take place on Feb. 13 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at Grammy.com.

Grammy-winning punk rock trio Green Day is up for six Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for "American Idiot," and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Song, and Best Short Form Music Video for the title track.

Five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys currently holds eight nominations: Album Of The Year and Best R&B Album ("The Diary Of Alicia Keys"); Song Of The Year and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ("If I Ain't Got You"); two nominations in the Best R&B Song category ("My Boo" and "You Don't Know My Name"); and two nominations in the Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals category ("Diary," featuring Tony! Toni! Tone! and "My Boo," with Usher).

Grammy-winning country superstar Tim McGraw is nominated for two awards: Best Country Album ("Live Like You Were Dying") and Best Male Country Vocal Performance for the album's title track.

Thirteen-time Grammy Award winner U2 is currently nominated for three Grammys: Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Song, and Best Short Form Music Video for "Vertigo."

Host of the daytime Emmy-winning talk show "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and current Grammy nominee (Best Comedy Album) Ellen DeGeneres will appear as a presenter, along with recording artist/actress and current Grammy nominee (Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration) Christina Milian, and Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta.

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards are produced by Cossette Productions for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer, Tzvi Small is executive in charge of production, and Anthea Bhargava is associate producer.

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers, and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs -- including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download(R) (www.WhatsTheDownload.com). For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

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