Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, LL Cool J Set for 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Singer Alicia Keys, who is the producer and composer of Broadway's Stick Fly, will perform, as will Tony Bennett, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Daedalus 5, Adele, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and Jason Aldean.
As previously reported, the nominees for Best Musical Theater Album are Anything Goes, The Book of Mormon, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
The nominees for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album are Tony Bennett (Duets II), Susan Boyle (The Gift), Harry Connick, Jr. (In Concert on Broadway), Seth MacFarlane (Music is Better Than Words), and Barbra Streisand (What Matters Most).
In addition, William A. Ross' arrangement of "Windmills of Your Mind" from Streisand's album has also been nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). And, Tony Bennett and the late Amy Winehouse are nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group for "Body and Soul" from Duets II.
Among the nominees for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media are Glee: The Music, Volume 4 and Tangled. Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, along with performers Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, are also nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "I See the Light" from this film.
Best Jazz Vocal Album nominees include Karrin Allyson ('Round Midnight), Kurt Elling (The Gate), and Tierney Sutton (American Road). Best Opera Recording nominations have gone to the Metropolitan Opera's recording of Doctor Faustus and the Royal Opera House recording of La Traviata, featuring Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming, and Thomas Hampson.
Other Grammy Award nominees include Kathy Griffin for Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant (Best Comedy Album), Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers for Rare Bird Alert (Best Bluegrass Album), Keb Mo for The Reflection (Best Blues Album), and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's recording of Hamlet (Best Spoken Word Album), starring Dan Donohue.