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U2, Gwyneth Paltrow Headed to the Grammys

Grammy Awards 2009

U2, Gwyneth Paltrow Headed to the Grammys

Originally posted 01/29/2009 12:05PM

More celebs have been confirmed for an already star-studded 2009 Grammy Awards.

U2, Rihanna, Kid Rock, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are among the stars scheduled to rock the stage at the Feb. 8 show, joining previously announced Grammy-bound performers like Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney, the Recording Academy said Thursday.

Also added to the lineup: Gwyneth Paltrow, Duffy and Josh Groban, who will hand out trophies. (It'll be couples night for Paltrow; her husband Chris Martin will be playing with his band, Coldplay.)

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Timberlake and McCartney are Grammy Bound | Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney are Grammy Bound

Originally posted 01/26/2009 01:15PM

The high-wattage lineup for the 2009 Grammy Awards continues to brighten.

Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake are now scheduled to perform at the Feb. 8 show – not to mention a few surprises.

Timberlake will perform with rapper T.I., while McCartney will team with Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl. Also, Radiohead will be making its first live TV performance in nearly nine years.

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Source: Jennifer Hudson 'Knew It Was Time' to Perform

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Source: Jennifer Hudson 'Knew It Was Time' to Perform Again

Originally posted 01/22/2009 06:00AM

After dropping out of the public eye following her family murder tragedy, Jennifer Hudson now has the strength and the will to give three high-profile performances next month, a source close to her tells PEOPLE.

"So much has happened, but she's ready," the source says. "It's a new year, she's excited about performing again. She knew it was time."

Hudson, 27, will deliver the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, then sing at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala Feb. 6 and at the Grammys two days later.

The performances will be the first since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in the fall. Her estranged brother-in-law has pleaded innocent to the killings.

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform at the Grammys

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform at the Grammys

Originally posted 01/20/2009 02:10PM

Jennifer Hudson is slowly returning to public life after her mother, brother and nephew were killed in October: The 27-year-old singer, who is nominated for three Grammy awards, will perform at the awards show next month, it was announced Monday.

Hudson is nominated for best R&B album for her self-titled album, best female R&B vocal performance, and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for her duet with Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman."

A week before the Grammys, on Feb. 1., Hudson will perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney to Perform at Grammys

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Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney to Perform at Grammys

Originally posted 01/14/2009 11:45AM

From a same-sex kissing pop tart to a Caribbean-loving country star, this year's Grammy performers will be an eclectic bunch.

Nominees Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Lil Wayne – who is up for eight awards – and the Jonas Brothers will take the stage at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8.

"As an artist and a songwriter ... you always dream about being nominated for a Grammy," Nick Jonas said of being nominated with his brothers in the best new artist category. "And if we do win – wow, that would be amazing."

CBS will broadcast the ceremony live from Los Angeles's Staples Center on Feb. 8.

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Jonas Brothers 'Fear' Grammy Night | Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas, Jonas Brothers, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas

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Jonas Brothers 'Fear' Grammy Night

Originally posted 01/08/2009 06:45AM

Though the Grammys are still a month away, the Jonas Brothers – who are up for best new artist – have the jitters.

"I fear that day," Kevin, 21, told Radio Disney on Tuesday. "You should have seen how nervous we were just going to the announcement ceremony."

After a full day of filming their new Disney Channel show J.O.N.A.S., the pop-rock trio – which also includes Joe, 19, and Nick, 16 – had to hightail it to L.A.'s Nokia Theatre for the special primetime Grammy nomination concert on Dec. 3.

"We didn't think we were going to be on time!" Nick told the radio station. "We literally ran to our seats and right when we got to our seats they [announced] Jonas Brothers!"

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Win a (Virtual) Grammy Date With Katy Perry | Katy Perry

Win a (Virtual) Grammy Date With Katy Perry

Originally posted 01/06/2009 07:45PM

She kissed a girl. Now she's going to the Internet for Grammy companions.

As part of this year's My Grammy Moment, best female pop vocal nominee Katy Perry will perform along with contest-winning videos of her fans singing her hit "I Kissed a Girl."

To enter, fans need to upload 30- to 60-second clip of themselves before midnight on Feb. 6 at www.cbs.com/grammys

The winning videos – selected by the public – will air as part of Perry's Feb. 8 Grammy performance on CBS.

"I am very excited to be a first-time Grammy nominee and new Recording Academy member this year, and even more thrilled to perform on music's biggest stage in February," Perry, 24, says. "I'd love to share my first Grammy experience with all my fans, so I encourage you to submit your videos now!"– Marisa Laudadio

Jonas Brothers Toast Grammy Nod – with Cider!

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Jonas Brothers Toast Grammy Nod – with Cider!

Originally posted 12/05/2008 10:35AM

Even as they celebrated their first ever Grammy nod, the Jonas Brothers still remembered what's most important. "Did anyone call Mom?" asked Kevin, not long after learning that he and his brothers had been nominated for best new artist.

Nick couldn't stop smiling after the band's nomination was announced Wednesday, says an onlooker. Meanwhile, Joe hugged everyone around him and Kevin leapt out of his seat.

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Jennifer Hudson Calls Grammy Noms 'Truly a Blessing'

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Jennifer Hudson Calls Grammy Noms 'Truly a Blessing'

Originally posted 12/04/2008 08:40PM

Jennifer Hudson, suffering the murders of her mother, brother and nephew, expressed gratitude Thursday for her four Grammy nominations for her debut album.

"It's been a childhood dream of mine to release an album," she said in a statement, "so to receive four Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I'm extremely honored and humbled by the nominations."

Hudson, 27, was nominated for best R&B album for her self-titled album, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song for "Spotlight" and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for her duet with Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman."

The nominations were announced on the same day her estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, was ordered held without bail in the Chicago shooting deaths of Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, brother Jason Hudson, 29, and nephew, Julian King, 7.

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Jonas Brothers and Katy Perry Shocked by Grammy Nods

Jonas Brothers and Katy Perry Shocked by Grammy Nods

Originally posted 12/04/2008 06:25PM

Millions of records sold? Check. Screaming fans? Check. And now singing sensations The Jonas Brothers and Katy Perry have another stamp of approval: Grammy nominations.

Nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards were announced live on Wednesday night during the first-ever Grammy Nominations Concert on CBS, with the Brothers and Perry garnering one apiece.

"It was just all so fast," said Joe Jonas, 19, on Ryan Seacreast's KIIS FM radio show Thursday. "We thought we were going to be late. We rushed to our seats and right away they're like, 'And the New Artist nominees are...' We just can't believe it still, and we're just so thankful. It's amazing."

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