News: Rihanna Shoots Down Grammy Performance Talk, "They Might Be A Little Mad At Me"
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 5:30PM
R&B singer Rihanna has denied recent speculation that she will be performing at next weekend's Grammy Awards in California.
According to reports, the singer will still be in attendance.
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 Grammy morning 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)
The show will also feature a tribute and 3-D film for late singer Michael Jackson.
Usher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson and Carrie Underwood will come together, along with the voice of Michael Jackson, in a performance for the King of Pop at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. The show will also feature a never-before-seen 3-D mini-movie for "Earth Song" that was created for Jackson's "This Is It" concerts. In order to enjoy the 3-D TV experience at home, Target stores nationwide will offer free 3-D glasses from January 24-31. Those in the audience at Staples Center will also be able to share in the 3-D viewing with their own glasses. (Rap-Up)
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)
Beyonce and Swift lead this year's annual ceremony with the most nods.
R&B singer Beyonce led the field of Grammy contenders with 10 nominations, followed by teen country sensation Taylor Swift with eight, organizers of the music industry's top awards said on Wednesday. Black Eyed Peas, R&B singer Maxwell and rapper Kanye West each had six nominations, with Lady Gaga and rapper Jay-Z getting five apiece. (Reuters)
Winners in all categories of the 52nd annual event will be announced at a televised awards ceremony on Jan 31.