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11 Reasons You Should Watch the 54th Grammy Awards

Posted: 02/ 9/2012 12:15 am

Size matters, and Music's Biggest Night is this Sunday on CBS -- the 54th Grammy Awards hosted the coolest friend I have -- the great LL Cool J. This is going to be a Grammy night to remember. Am I biased having worked on the show for the past decade as a writer? Damn straight, I am, and proudly so. So here then from my backstage perspective are just ten reasons to watch every second of the show. Tune in and see for yourself. And until then, follow @TheGRAMMYs and me @wildaboutmusic for much more breaking Grammy news:


Because Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be playing, and he's the only boss still polling well in America.

Because Sir Paul McCartney -- who for my money is even more Fab than Sir Mix-A Lot -- will be performing too. Paul's excellent album of standards is called Kisses On The Bottom. Which is much classier than the album's working title -- Pecks on the Tushy.

Because the wonderful Nicki Minaj is performing and if you say her name three times quick, it sounds kind of dirty.

Because Adele -- who has six big Grammy nominations this year -- has now recovered from her throat surgery and doctors have declared that she is finally able to sing again -- unlike Mitt Romney.

Because Rihanna is performing with Coldplay, which should heat up the band's play considerably.

Because the fantastically prolific Taylor Swift may very well both start and end a relationship during the Grammy show, and then write a great, angry song about it by the end of the night.

Because this is Black History Month, and Jack Black is presenting.

Because you'll hear a sexy duet from Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson -- or as the tabloids have sexily dubbed them, "Jasonson." Okay, no one dubbed them that -- until now. Also Tony Bennett is singing a sexy duet with Carrie Underwood, and frankly, people are beginning to talk.

Because Newt Gingrich may be hosting the first-ever lunar Grammy party, but I hear ticket prices are out of this world. Speaking of out of this world, don't miss a typically exciting performance by Bruno Mars, who is all that's left of our American space program.

Because the remarkable Glen Campbell is going to give his farewell Grammy performance joined by Blake Shelton and The Band Perry.

Because the Beach Boys are not only reuniting and performing on the Grammy Awards -- they're also completely redefining the use of the word "Boys."

 
 
 

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