Cold Play, McCartney to perform at the Grammys

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 5:43:09 by

Cold Play, McCartney to perform at the Grammys

Former Beatle Paul McCartney will perform along with artists such as British band Coldplay and American pop singer Rihanna at the Grammy Awards ceremony music, next month in Los Angeles, organizers said on Thursday.

McCartney, 64, will share the stage, among others, rockers Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars Hawaiian pop, folk singer Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, nominated for Best New Artist.

The former Beatle has won in the past 14 Grammy awards and attend the event vying for Best Historical Album for "Band On The Run".

In addition, the mega rock band Coldplay, winner of seven Grammy Awards and nominated for this year for two, and Rihanna, who already has four Grammys to his collection and will compete for another four, "will perform together live for the first time," said
organizers said in a statement.

Also, the iconic Californian band The Beach Boys had announced in December that they will meet for the Grammy Awards, to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a new album and mark the start of a tour, but for now the group is not in the list of the organizers
of the Grammy.

The prizes of the American music will be presented on February 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a show presented by rapper LL Cool J.

The favorites this year are U.S. rapper Kanye West, nominated in seven categories, and the British pop singer Adele, who got six nominations, including three in the major categories.

Meanwhile, the quirky pop diva Lady Gaga is nominated for three awards at the 54th edition of the awards in the industry.

The ceremony will alsopay tribute to the late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, (died in October at age 56 from cancer of the pancreas), by "helping to create products and technologies that transformed the way we consume music, television, movies and books,
"according to organizers.

Also to be honored is the late Tom Jobim-Brazilian co-author of "Girl from Ipanema" – and the singer Diana Ross.

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