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McCartney to perform at Grammys

Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney is up for two awards

Sir Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake and Radiohead will perform at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, which are being held in Los Angeles in February.

Sir Paul, who is up for two awards, will be backed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums.

Jay-Z and Kanye West, who have both been nominated for six prizes, will sing with rappers TI and Lil Wayne.

They join previously announced performers including Coldplay, Katy Perry and Jennifer Hudson.

Hit single

Lil Wayne leads the nominations with eight nominations, including album of the year for Tha Carter III.

Radiohead, who have received five nods, will perform their first live US TV performance since 2000.

Kanye West
Kanye West has received six nominations

There is a strong batch of British nominees this year with Coldplay leading the way with seven nominations.

The record of the year award will fall into British hands, with Leona Lewis, Adele, Robert Plant and M.I.A joining Coldplay on the shortlist.

Adele and Duffy will compete for best new artist and Radiohead join Plant and Coldplay in the album of the year list.

Plant and Radiohead have five nominations each, while Adele has four.

The show takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live across the US.



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