First performers announced for Grammy Awards


Eminem already has 11 Grammy Awards on his mantel and has the most nominations this year (10), so it’s hardly surprising that he will be back again as a performer on the February 13th telecast of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS. But there are a couple of newbies as well.

Arcade Fire and Miranda Lambert will be making their first appearances as performers on the awards show, The Recording Academy announced Thursday (1/13).

The first list of performers for the show also includes, besides Eminem, includes three other returning performers: Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry.

The music industry’s big annual event will take place live on Sunday, February 13th at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 pm to (more or less) 11:30 pm (live ET/taped PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at and, and on YouTube at .

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

RBR-TVBR observation: In theory Cee Lo Green could sing his big hit in the original version so long as he is scheduled to appear after the FCC’s indecency “safe harbor” begins at 10:00 pm in each time zone, but we doubt that CBS affiliates would welcome such a move. Come to think of it, The Recording Academy is going to have to deal with how to have the presenters announce the song title for its multiple nominations. Will they bleep it or call it “F-U”?