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Television Fri, 29 Jan 2010

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards On Dstv

Keeping up with the best shows in the world in Ferbuary M-NET East and West, will be showing the 52 ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS at 19:00 and 21:30 CAT respectively Oon 1st Februrary. DStv audiences are invited not to miss out on the prestigious event as the best of 2010 are showcased from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

A total of 109 awards will be awarded at the event and Neil Young will be one of the recipients when he is honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year.

Beyonce leads the list of nominees this year, with ten nominations. Other leading nominees for this year’s event include Taylor Swift with eight, Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Kanye West with six and David Guetta, Jay Z as well as Lady Gaga with five nominations apiece. Colbie Caillat, Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain and Keith Urban all received four nominations; it was definitely a big year for music last year!

Some of the performers that have been confirmed for this year’s even include Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Greenday, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, Pink, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band.

Michael Jackson is top of the tribute part of the show. The Recording Academy will honor him with a tribute during the Grammy’s. It will feature a 3D mini movie that was designed for his This is IT Tour of his hit Earth Song. This piece has never been seen before. The artists that will perform alongside the movie are Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

The all-star presenters for this year’s awards include Kristen Bell, Justin Bieber, Jeff Bridges, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Josh Duhamel, Norah Jones, Ke$ha, LL Cool J, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana and Ringo Starr.

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The Nominees by category in the 52 ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are:

RECORD OF THE YEAR "Halo," Beyonce "I Gotta Feeling," Black Eyed Peas "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon "Poker Face," Lady Gaga "You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift

ALBUM OF THE YEAR I Am...Sasha Fierce, Beyonce The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas The Fame, Lady Gaga Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band Fearless, Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR "Poker Face," Lady Gaga "Pretty Wings," Maxwell "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyonce "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon "You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift

BEST NEW ARTIST Zac Brown Band Keri Hilson MGMT Silversun Pickups The Ting Tings

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE "Hometown Glory," Adele "Halo," Beyonce "Hot N Cold," Katy Perry "Sober," Pink "You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift

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BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE "This Time," John Legend "Love You," Maxwell "Make It Mine," Jason Mraz "If You Don't Know Me By Now," Seal "All About the Love Again," Stevie Wonder

BEST R&B SONG "Blame It," Jamie Foxx and T-Pain "Lions, Tigers, and Bears," Jazmine Sullivan "Pretty Wings," Maxwell "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyonce "Under," Pleasure P

BEST R&B ALBUM The Point of It All, Anthony Hamilton Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, India.Arie Turn Me Loose, Ledisi Blacksummers' Night, Maxwell Uncle Charlie, Charlie Wilson

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE "Best I Ever Had," Drake "Beautiful," Eminem "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)," Jay-Z "Day 'N' Nite," Kid Cudi "Casa Bey," Mos Def

Source: Ameyaw Debrah