News: Eminem, Drake & Lil Wayne To Invade Grammy Performance Line-Up
Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 10:15AM
Rappers Eminem, Drake and Lil Wayne have been added to the line-up of performers for this weekend's 52nd Grammy Awards.
According to a Twitter posting by The Grammys, the threesome have been confirmed to perform.
"We have some huge news for you! We have seven names - four of them are performing TOGETHER, three are presenting. Any guesses? .@StephenAtHome, @KeithUrban and @jlo will present at the GRAMMYs this Sunday! A hint as to one of the four performers: http://bit.ly/bwqoSb More good news! RT @CBSTweet Simon Baker, @RyanSeacrest, Chris O'Donnell, Robert Downey, Jr, Kaley Cuoco named as presenters for the GRAMMYs You heard it here 1st: nominees @drakkardnoir, @EmiNeM & Lil Wayne in a special performance w @trvsbrkr added to the stellar GRAMMY lineup! (The Grammys' Twitter)
Speculation has grown suggesting Eminem, Drake and Wayne will perform Travis Barker's "Forever" remix.
Working strictly off an a cappella track, Barker crafted his "Forever" mix from the ground up, spending a week tinkering in the studio with his production partner, Sweatshop. The main goal, he said, was to build a drum line that matched the constantly shifting mood and tempo of the song, which famously features verses from Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem, even if that meant showing a bit of restraint on the remix -- something he's not used to doing. (MTV)
This week, singer Rihanna shot down speculation of participating in a Grammy performance.
Looks like Rihanna won't be getting a Grammy do-over. Despite rumors that she'd perform at this year's awards show, Rihanna told Carson Daly on his Amp Radio show today (January 27) that she'll attend, but won't be hitting the stage. "We messed their show up pretty bad last year," she said. "They might be a little mad at me." Rihanna is, of course, referring to the Grammymorning brawl with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown that caused both of them to miss their scheduled performances, and left the Grammy producers scrambling at the last minute to fill the time. No biggie to Rihanna, though. She'll still go into the show nominated twice for "Run This Town," her collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West. They'll vie for the Best Rap/Sung Category (the same category that earned Rihanna her first Grammy for "Umbrella") and Best Rap Song. (Rihanna Daily)
This year's Grammys will also be led by performances from Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
Leading Grammy contenders Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift will be among the performers at the awards early next year. Nominations have already been announced, with Beyonce vying for 10 awards while Swift is up for eight. R&B singer Maxwell and country group Lady Antebellum, who are up for six and two awards respectively, have also been added to the bill. (BBC News)
Winners in all categories of the 52nd annual event will be announced at a televised awards ceremony on Jan 31.
Check out a recent Lil Wayne live performance down below: