Whether he’s got two good hands or not, Frank Ocean has been added to the roster of Grammy performers. The singer, who claimed he injured one of his hands in a weekend studio fight with Chris Brown, will take the stage for the first time at the February 10 awards show along with newly added performers Maroon 5 and 14-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys.
The 55th annual show is already slated to feature sets from Justin Timberlake, Fun., Taylor Swift, Jack White, the Black Keys, Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Elton John with Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.
The first roster of presenters has also been announced, and it includes Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kaley Cuoco, Faith Hill, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.
One of the leading nominees this year, Ocean is up for six awards, including Record Of The Year for “Thinkin Bout You,” Album Of The Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Channel Orange, Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Jay-Z, Kanye West and The-Dream) for “No Church In The Wild.”
Three-time winners Maroon 5 are vying for two Grammys this year, for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Payphone” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Overexposed.
The mystery surrounding Ocean’s performance will be whether the reclusive singer will make any statement about Sunday’s parking lot altercation with Brown, which Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating. READ MORE