Monday, January 19, 2009

Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood added to GRAMMY Awards lineup

GRAMMY Nominees Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood Added to Superstar Lineup for 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards

Current GRAMMY Award nominees Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood are the latest performers announced for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. They join previously announced performers and nominees Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 8, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be air on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at and, on Twitter at "theGRAMMYs," on Facebook at "The Recording Academy," on YouTube at "51stGRAMMYs," and on at "the51stgrammys." Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

Jennifer Hudson has three nominations: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ("Spotlight"), Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("I'm His Only Woman," featuring Fantasia), and Best R&B Album (Jennifer Hudson).

Three-time GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood is up for Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("Last Name").