2011 Grammys: Stars to Shine on Music’s Big Night

Excitement is building for the The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The show will air live Sunday night at 8 P.M. on CBS Television.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Singer Katy Perry performs at the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! rehearsals at Club Nokia on November 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Katy Perry
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Excitement is building for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The show will air live Sunday night at 8 P.M. on CBS. Take a look at the nominees, honorees and performers who will appear on music's big night including Kathy Perry who scored the coveted Album Of The Year nomination for "Teenage Dream”.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"It's amazing. It's like no other award show because I feel like you're being recognized by your peers," Perry said after receiving her nominations. "And there's so many fantastic performers and artists that could be in this category, when they nominate you, it feels like a win."
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Mick Jagger, the 67-year-old Rolling Stone frontman, will make his first live Grammy stage appearance ever as part of a tribute to soul great Solomon Burke, who died last year.
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Eminem led all nominees by being recognized in 10 categories. Among the top-shelf awards, he's in the running for album, song and record of the year. His most recent release, "Recovery," was the best-selling album of 2010.
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Christina Aguilera will make her first appearance since her disastrous flubbing of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. The singer will be participating in a tribute to Aretha Franklin.
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Country trio Lady Antebellum was nominated in six categories for "Need You Now," the second best-selling album of the year. Indie band Arcade Fire rounded out the album of the year nominations with their third release, "The Suburbs."
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Alicia Keys & Jay-Z's unofficial New York Yankees anthem "Empire State of Mind" competes for Record of the Year.
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Pop queen Lady Gaga is in the running for album of the year with "The Fame Monster," the followup to her breakthrough record, "The Fame." She is nominated for a total of six awards.
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Exuberant singer and rapper Cee Lo Green was nominated for record and song of the year with "(Expletive) You."
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Newcomers B.O.B., left, and Bruno Mars perform "Nothing On You," their Record of the Year nominated duet. Mars helped co-write Cee Lo's "(Expletive) You," and was also recognized in five other categories, giving him the second-highest tally with seven nods.
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Country songstress Miranda Lambert is also in the running for Song of the Year with "The House that Built Me."
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Beyonce is nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, as well as for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for her duet with Lady Gaga, "Telephone."
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In another high-profile category, Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber was rewarded with a Best New Artist nomination. The 16-year-old is fresh off winning four American Music Awards.
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Probably the most-talked about category each year is Best New Artist, which this year features Canadian heartthrobs Drake, seen here, and Justin Bieber.
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John Mayer's "Half of My Heart" earned the singer/songwriter a Best Male Pop Vocal nomination. He's also up for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.
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Train was nominated for best pop performance by a duo or group with their hit single, "Hey, Soul Sister."
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The late King of Pop earned a posthumous nomination in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category for "This is It."
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Longtime Ramones drummer Marky Ramone will accept a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Grammys on behalf of the pioneering punk group.
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Music legend and reality TV survivor Ozzy Osbourne returns with "Let Me Hear You Scream," which is nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance.
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The Kingston Trio, the pioneering folk music group from the 1950s will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. They were best known for such hits as 1958's chart-topping "Tom Dooley," 1959's "Tijuana Jail," 1962's "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" and 1963's "Greenback Dollar,"
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YouTube sensation Susan Boyle is up for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her competition? Katy Perry, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber.
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Gospel singer George Beverly Shea, 102, will collect a Lifetime Achievement Award. It's widely believed Shea has sung to the most people of any performer, thanks to his performances at Rev. Billy Graham's Worldwide Crusades.
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Singer/actress Julie Andrews will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Andrews has won a Grammy before as she picked up the 1964 gong for Best Recording for Children for her part in the Disney film "Mary Poppins."
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The Julliard String Quartet will be honored at the Grammys with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The quartet is the first classical ensemble to receive the award. The group was founded in 1946 and is admired for performances of works by composers as diverse as Beethoven, Schubert, Bartók and Elliott Carter.
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Legendary country singer Dolly Parton, 64, will be honored with a 2011 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Parton has won seven Grammy Awards during her long career.
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The cast of "Glee" continue their world domination, scoring themselves a Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group nomination.
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Drummer Roy Haynes will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. In almost seven decades of performing jazz he has played a wide range of styles from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde.
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Bob Dylan will be appearing live to lead a tribute to acoustic music alongside the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons.
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Barbra Streisand will give a rare live performance at the Grammy Awards. The eight-time Grammy winner, and nominee this year, was named MusiCares Person of the Year for her philanthropic work.
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