Green Day, U2, McGraw, Keys will perform at the Grammys
Green Day, U2, McGraw, Keys will perform at the Grammys -- Queen Latifah will host the ceremony, which will air on CBS on Feb. 13
They’re No. 1! Past Grammy winners U2, Green Day, Alicia Keys, and Tim McGraw — who all boasted albums that debuted in the top spot in 2004 — will perform at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy has announced.
In addition to performing, all four will be biting their nails backstage as nominees:
— U2 received nods for three awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Song, and Best Short Form Music Video (all for ”Vertigo”).
— Green Day is nominated for six awards: Album of the Year and Best Rock Album (for American Idiot, plus Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Song, and Best Short Form Music Video (for the title track).
— Keys will vie for eight awards. She’s nominated for Album of the Year and Best R&B Album (for The Diary of Alicia Keys); Song of the Year and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (for ”If I Ain’t Got You”); and received two nominations in the Best R&B Song category (for ”My Boo” and ”You Don’t Know My Name”) and the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals category (for ”Diary,” featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!, and ”My Boo,” with Usher).
— McGraw is up for two Grammys: Best Country Album (for Live Like You Were Dying) and Best Male Country Vocal Performance (for the album’s title track).
Also announced are presenters Ellen DeGeneres, John Travolta, and Christina Milian. The awards, which will be hosted by Queen Latifah, will air Feb. 13 on CBS.