The 54th Annual Grammy Awards are ready to rock the world, not just the US, this Sunday, February 13, with an incredible lineup of talent.
All five Album of the Year nominees are set to perform on music's biggest night, including Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Best New Artist nominees Justin Bieber, Drake, Mumford & Sons, Esperanza Spalding and Florence Welch, 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Barbra Streisand and Muse will also take the stage.
The 2011 Grammys show will continue the tradition of blending some interesting acts together. Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Welch will team up for a special Aretha Franklin segment. Nominees Bieber and Usher will take the stage with Jaden Smith. Other performance teams include nominees B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae; nominees Drake and Rihanna; nominee Cee Lo Green, with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets; Mick Jagger with Raphael Saadiq; and Spalding performing with members of the Grammy Jazz Ensembles and Grammy Camp.
Even the presenters list at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards is a doozie. The lineup includes Zac Brown, Will.i.am, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Jewel, Norah Jones, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jamie Foxx, Miley Cyrus, Matthew Morrison, Ryan Seacrest, Eva Longoria, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, John Legend, John Mayer, Nicki Minaj, Paramore, LL Cool J, Pauley Perrette, Seth Rogen, Donnie Wahlberg and Green Bay Packers linebacker and Super Bowl XLV champion Clay Matthews. Kris Kristofferson will also be on hand to introduce Babs.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards show takes place this Sunday, February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HD and surround sound on CBS from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at Grammy.com, CBS.com and YouTube. The Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST at the LA Convention Center and will stream live internationally on Grammy.com and YouTube.
If this lineup has you as excited as it has SheKnows, you may want to jump in on the Grammy Charity Online auctions, which are open through February 24.
If you have deep pockets, go for the Grammy Awards VIP Experience for two, which includes Platinum-level tickets, Celebration tickets, rehearsal passes and 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute tickets; a private guitar lesson with Orianthi, recording artist and guitarist in Michael Jackson's This Is It; and official Grammy merchandise autographed backstage at the 53rd Grammy Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity participants.
Other auctions include VIP concert and meet-and-greet experiences with Kathy Griffin and Maroon 5; VIP lounge tickets to the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals; guitars autographed by Jeff Beck, Bruno Mars, Tom Petty, Slash and Train, among others; and music memorabilia autographed by Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Daughtry, Jay-Z, Ke$ha, Barry Manilow, Pink, Carlos Santana, Barbra Streisand and more.
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