Dance/Electronica Music Gets the Spotlight at the Grammys

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Grammys LogoThis year’s Grammy Award show – the 54th – is breaking new ground. The Recording Academy revealed that for the first time ever, dance/electronica music will be represented by a live performance during the broadcast. Chris Brown, deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne are collaborating on a special performance highlighting dance/electronica music at the February 12, 2012 event.

According to The Recording Academy, the artists will perform in “a special outdoor tent adjacent to STAPLES Center on the Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE. Consulting and participating on this special segment is renowned hospitality company The Light Group’s HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.”

Also set to perform at this year’s Grammys are Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall), Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, and Taylor Swift. Presenters include Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, and Ringo Starr.

Source: The Recording Academy – February 7, 2012

Posted by Rebecca Murray

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