Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum are among the first performers announced for the Grammy Awards airing Sun., Jan. 31, 2010. They will join fellow nominees Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, and Maxwell, in performing at the 52nd Annual event, taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The show will air on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Swift will vie for eight awards that night: 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.”
Lady Antebellum is nominated in two categories: Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Song (with Tom Douglas) for “I Run To You.”
Ten-time Grammy winner Beyoncé leads with 10 nominations. Three-time winners the Black Eyed Peas are up for six awards, as is Maxwell.
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 Music’s Biggest Night®. Videos may be uploaded here through Jan. 15, 2010.
Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.