News: Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil' Wayne Bring "Swagger" To Grammys, Billed To Perform

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 11:50AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil' Wayne and more have been chosen to perform at the upcoming 51st Grammy cermony.

The announcement was made on Monday (January 26).

Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and the quadruple threat of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West have been added to the performance lineup for the Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Jay-Z, Wayne, T.I. and West will team to perform the hit single "Swagga Like Us," while T.I. and Timberlake will also perform together. (Billboard)

They are among many prominent artists billed for the event.

They join previously announced performers and nominees Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, The Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, and Carrie Underwood at the live show February 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (NBC)

Prior to the showcase, a pre-Grammy Awards special will be televised.

Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, Lil' Wayne, John Legend, Jordin Sparks, T-Pain, Kid Rock, Jazmine Sullivan, Duffy, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Metallica, The Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood and more will join Katie Couric for her "All Access Grammy Special," to air Feb. 4 on CBS. (Billboard)

Weezy leads this year's Grammy ceremony with the most nominations.

Cash Money/Universal Motown superstar Lil Wayne is Grammy's man of the year, drawing a total of eight nominations - more than any other artist -- for his blockbuster multi-platinum album Tha Carter III, and for his featured performance on "Swagga Like Us" by T.I. featuring Kanye West, and Jay-Z. "The nominations itself are unbelievable, I'm going to continue doing what I've been doing, but I'm going to do it better," Lil Wayne said. (Market Watch)

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