Beyonce (Associated Press photo)
Grammy Award nominees Beyoncé, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Maxwell and Taylor Swift recently became the first performers announced for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
The awards show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 on CBS. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced later.
Ten-time Grammy winner Beyoncé leads with 10 nominations: Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Halo”; Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary R&B Album for “I Am…Sasha Fierce”; Song Of The Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”; Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “At Last”; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Ego” (with Kanye West); and Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for “Once In A Lifetime” (from “Cadillac Records,” with Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon and Jody Street).
Taylor Swift has eight nods: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year (with Liz Rose), and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “You Belong With Me”; Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for “Fearless”; Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Breathe” (with Colbie Caillat); and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song (with Liz Rose) for “White Horse.”
Maxwell and three-time Grammy winner The Black Eyed Peas and each are up for six awards. The Black Eyed Peas are nominated for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for “I Gotta Feeling,” Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “THE E.N.D.” and Best Dance Recording and Best Short Form Video for “Boom Boom Pow.”
Maxwell is nominated for Song Of The Year, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song for “Pretty Wings,” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Love You,” Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Phoenix Rise” and Best R&B Album for “BLACKsummers’night.”
Lady Antebellum has two nominations: Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Song (with Tom Douglas) for “I Run To You.”
As previously announced, music fans can upload a 20-second video of themselves singing along to a portion of The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” for a chance to have their video appear as part of the Peas’ performance on the Grammys. Videos may be uploaded to www.cbs.com/specials/grammys/upload and http://bepgrammys.dipdive.com/extrapages/11896 through Jan. 15.
For more information on the Grammys, go to www.cbs.com/specials/grammys.