February 08, 2012 11:34am PT by Todd Gilchrist
The Beach Boys' Reunion at the 2012 Grammys Gives Fans a Reason to 'Smile'
The Beach Boys will reunite to perform at the Grammy Awards, bringing the quintet together on stage for the first time in more than two decades. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will join nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance Sunday, Feb. 12.
Other acts added to the lineup for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards include current nominees The Civil Wars, two-time Grammy winner Diana Krall, funk artist Maceo Parker, and six-time Grammy winner Joe Walsh. Two-time Grammy winner Common, actress Taraji P. Henson, two-time Grammy winner Reba McEntire, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Diana Ross will appear as presenters. Rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J will host the ceremony.
Although The Beach Boys were nominated for seven Grammys between 1967 and 2001, bandleader Brian Wilson won his first Grammy only in 2004 for an instrumental version of “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow,” a track from the group’s legendary Smile sessions. The Civil Wars and Foster The People each have two nominations. The Civil Wars are up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Barton Hollow" and Best Folk Album for Barton Hollow. Foster The People have nods in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Pumped Up Kicks" and Best Alternative Music Album for Torches.
Three-time Grammy winners Maroon 5 are nominated in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Moves Like Jagger" (with Christina Aguilera).
Previously announced performers include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean andKelly Clarkson; Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood; Chris Brown; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; deadmau5; Foo Fighters; David Guetta; Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt; Lil Wayne; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, The Civil Wars, deadmau5, Foster The People, Guetta, Minaj, Parker and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ringo Starr, and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions 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.