In an interview with Billboard.biz yesterday, Grammy exeucitve producer Ken Ehrlich said he was "hopingl" that Adele would appear at the Grammys, and that hope is coming true: The Academy announced this morning that the singer will make her much anticipated return to the live stage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 12.
This will be her first time performing live in nearly five months since being forced to cancel a sold-out U.S. tour to undergo surgery on her vocal cords.
"I'm immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year's GRAMMY Awards," Adele said in a statemtn. "It's an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all."
Two-time GRAMMY winner Adele has six nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep"; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21; and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You."
The show, hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J, takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Adele, Campbell, Clarkson, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Mars, McCartney, Rihanna, and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John CossetteProductions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy®. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.