Arcade Fire, Cee Lo Green on Grammys' varied list of performers for Feb. 13 telecast
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards telecast, to take place on Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will feature a well-rounded collection of sounds and styles, at least based on the initial list of performers.
Announced Thursday morning, the musicians range from the sturdy country sounds of Miranda Lambert to the grand rock 'n' roll of the Quebecois band Arcade Fire (both of whom will make their Grammy performance debuts), from the king of the two-word profanity, Cee Lo Green, to the reigning Queen of Pomp and Pop, Lady Gaga. Rounding out the list of heavy-hitters will be Detroit rapper Eminem, whose 10 nominations lead the pack, and Katy Perry, who will no doubt be competing with Gaga in the unofficial "most buzzworthy costume" category.
Keep checking back with Pop & Hiss in the weeks leading up to the award ceremony. We'll be updating the performance list as news arrives, and will be highlighting nominees in some of the lesser-known categories, those whose contributions to the music world in 2010 were every bit as inspired as those who'll be taking center stage.
-- Randall Roberts
Photo: Cee Lo Green performs as part of Gnarls Barkley at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times