January 29, 2009

U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

Kid Rock, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Rihanna and U2 have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.

They join previously announced performers 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.

Lined up to be presenters at the show are actors Simon Baker, Jack Black and Samuel L. Jackson; actress Gwyneth Paltrow; singers Duffy and Josh Groban; and jazz musician Charlie Haden.

The 51st annual Grammy Awards show is to be held Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network.