The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (2011) Live will take place on Sunday February 13, 2011 8PM EST and CBS will broadcast the event live which will take place again at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California for the 8th consecutive year.
Nominations/Nominees were announced last December 1, 2010. A total of 109 awards will be presented and most of the awards will be presented during the pre-telecast which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which is next to the Staples Center, where the main telecast takes place.
Barbra Streisand was honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year last February 11, two days prior to the Grammy telecast.
Eminem topped the nominations with ten (10), including Record of The Year, Song of the Year and Album of The Year followed by Bruno Mars who received seven (7) nominations; Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, and Lady Gaga each earned six (6) nominations; Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David Frost, Philip Lawrence, John Legend and The Roots received five (5) each; Alex Da Kid, The Black Keys, Drake, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Dirk Sobotka, and Zac Brown each earned four (4) nods; Arcade Fire, Chris Brown, Muse, Miranda Lambert, John Mayer and Alicia Keys each earned three (3) nods; and Robert Plant, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Mumford & Sons, La Roux, Goldfrapp, Janelle Monáe, Sade, Michael Bublé, Fantasia, Hayley Williams and The White Stripes all received two (2) nominations.
Of course, 2011 Grammy Awards Winners will be posted as soon as it is announced and can be seen at this link.
The following performers have been confirmed:
- Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, and Florence Welch
- Arcade Fire
- Bob Dylan with The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons
- Eminem with Dr. Dre and Adam Levine
- Lady Antebellum
- Lady Gaga
- Cee Lo Green with Gwyneth Paltrow and The Jim Henson Company Puppets
- Mick Jagger with Raphael Saadiq
- Miranda Lambert
- Bruno Mars
- Janelle Monáe
- Katy Perry
- Rihanna and Drake
- Esperanza Spalding
- Barbra Streisand
- Usher and Justin Bieber with Jaden Smith