-- Beck, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Cuba Gooding Jr., Marg Helgenberger, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Amy Lee, George Lopez, Madonna, and Sarah Jessica Parker to Appear on Premier Music Event to be Broadcast on CBS Sunday, Feb. 8
In a move echoing last year's successful GRAMMY telecast in New York, the Recording Academy(R) announced today that it has invited a high profile list of music, film and television personalities to introduce performances on the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards, to be held Sunday, Feb. 8 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The show will again be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m., supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com.
Personalities confirmed to introduce the 18 performances on the show include three-time GRAMMY-winner Beck, actor Jack Black, talk show host/comedian Ellen DeGeneres, Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., EMMY-winning co-star of hit CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Marg Helgenberger, Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, GRAMMY-winning artist and Oscar-nominated actress Queen Latifah, current five-time nominee with Evanescence Amy Lee, actor/comedian George Lopez, five-time GRAMMY-winner Madonna (currently nominated for Best Short Form Music Video and Best Dance Recording for "Die Another Day"), and Golden Globe-winning actress Sarah Jessica Parker. More artists will be announced shortly.
Previously announced performances include Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas, Jackson Browne, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Chick Corea, Celine Dion, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Foo Fighters, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alicia Keys, Richard Marx, Dave Matthews, Martina McBride, OutKast, Prince, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Justin Timberlake, The Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit, Sting and Sean Paul, Billy Bob Thornton, Pharrell Williams, The White Stripes, and Dwight Yoakam.
Previously announced presenters include recording artists Babyface, Joshua Bell, Jorge Calderon, Hilary Duff, Kurt Elling, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, B.B. King, John Mayer, Brian McKnight, Carlos Santana, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Keith Urban, and Pharrell Williams, and actors Sean Astin and Amber Tamblyn.
The GRAMMY Awards are produced in association with Cossette Productions. Pierre Cossette is executive producer, Ken Ehrlich is writer/producer, Walter Miller is producer/director and John Cossette is supervising producer. Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer, Tzvi Small is executive in charge of production, and Andrea Dossa is associate producer.