Radiohead Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Kanye West and Jay-Z will all perform at this year's Grammys ceremony, the awards show revealed this morning. The biggest coup is the addition of Radiohead, who have never played the event despite Best Alternative Album wins for OK Computer and Kid A. The band is nominated for five awards this year, including Best Album for In Rainbows. The performance will be the band's "first live U.S. television performance since 2000."
McCartney's Grammys performance is a bit of a surprise, considering the former Beatle was only nominated in a pair of smaller categories. We're not complaining though, as the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl will join Macca onstage as his "special guest drummer."
The conglomerate of Jay-Z, Kanye West and T.I. will perform their M.I.A.-infused, Best Rap Song-nominated single "Swagga Like Us." The trio is up for a combined 16 awards, with West and Jigga scoring six nods and T.I. grabbing four. Additionally, T.I. will perform with Justin Timberlake on an unspecified song, but we're guessing it's maybe the Tip/Timberlake collaboration "If I" that leaked in December. Timberlake scored a Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals nomination after helping out Madonna on "4 Minutes."
This star-studded slate of newly announced artists join an already stacked roster of performers at the 51st annual Grammy awards, including Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. For much more on the Grammys, check out our Grammy Faceoff '09, where a panel of celebrity experts predict the winners in the ceremony's biggest categories:
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