Need reasons to watch the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8? Here are five: U2, Kid Rock, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and Rihanna will perform. And they are just the artists announced today. Other performers you’ll see on the CBS broadcast include Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, Paul McCartney (with special guest drummer Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters), Katy Perry, Radiohead, T.I. and Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, and Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West in a special performance of their hit single Swagga Like Us.
There will be some pretty sexy presenters, too. Simon Baker of CBS’
hit The Mentalist, Jack Black, Duffy, Josh Groban, Samuel L. Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow will be handing out trophies. Maybe Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin, the frontman of Coldplay, will finally be seen on a red carpet together. (They generally go out of their way to avoid photographers.)
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