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Electronic music will have its moment at the 2012 Grammy Awards this Sunday. Today, the Recording Academy announced a special performance to air live from outside Staples Center featuring Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Deadmau5.
The segment will honor dance/electronica music, which has been a dominating force in recent years, especially in the touring realm. Many of 2011’s biggest hits also feature elements of dance music, making the performance even more appropriate.
Ironically, the Foo Fighters received an album of the year nomination for their all-analog Wasting Light, although they did also score an nod for best remixed recording with Deadmau5, who lent an electronic spin to the song “Rope.”
It won’t be their first time delivering a Grammy performance from the courtyard of Nokia Plaza’ at L.A. LIVE. In 2008, the band was joined by The Who bassist John Paul Jones for their hit, “The Pretender” (see video below).
The Grammys have a years-long tradition of pairing unlikely artists for the show’s broadcast, dubbed “music’s biggest night.” Other performances scheduled for Sunday night include Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Rihanna and Tony Bennett with Carrie Underwood.
The show kicks off at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
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