Published February 08, 2005
NEW YORK – The 47th Annual Grammy Awards show will open with music acts that could give Live Aid (search) a run for its money.
The show, airing live Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS, will begin with performances by five nominated artists: the Black Eyed Peas (search), Gwen Stefani (search) (performing with Eve), Los Lonely Boys, Maroon5 and Franz Ferdinand.
They will perform separately across three stages at the start of the broadcast, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.
Usher, who is nominated for eight Grammys, joins previously announced performers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Green Day, Alicia Keys, U2 and Tim McGraw, The Recording Academy also announced. Also planned is a tribute to Ray Charles featuring Bonnie Raitt and Billy Preston, and a salute to Southern Rock with Gretchen Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others.
Queen Latifah will host the show, which airs at 8 p.m. (EST).