Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, and Sugarland are among the artists most recently added to the list of performers for this year’s award show. Springsteen who has previously won twelve Grammys is nominated for five this year. Coldplay is nominated in three categories. Grammy nominated Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock are also set to hit the stage for an exclusive and intimate performance.
The Recording Academy also announced a special tribute to the legendary funk band, Sly and the Family Stone. A star-studded collection including Maroon 5, John Legend, Will.I.Am, Join Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Devin Lima are slated to come together on stage for a not to be missed tribute.
Sly and the Family Stone, a musical icon in the sixties and seventies, had phenomenal hits with the songs “I Want To Take You Higher,” “Dance To The Music,” and “Everyday People.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
The Academy also announced some interesting pairings in its glitzy list of presenters. Interesting pairings include the oddity U2 and Mary J. Blige, as well as Keith Urban and Faith Hill; Jamie Foxx and Kanye West; and Sugarland, Hezekiah Walker, and Mariah Carey. Previously announced presenters include Big & Rich, Tom Hanks and Terrence Howard.[ADBLOCKHERE]
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards will air live Wednesday, Feb. 8 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and be broadcast on the Westwood One Radio Network. The show is being produced by John Cossette Productions in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions for The Recording Academy.
Read more about this upcoming event at Blogcritics on the 2006 Grammys.