[photogallerylink id=133791 align=left]This year’s Grammy Awards are already promising to be a spectacular event. With performers like Adele, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and now Lil Wayne and David Guetta, we can only imagine the kind of performances we can expect to see on “music’s biggest night.”
While Foster The People and Maroon 5 will help us remember music of yore with the newly reunited [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beach Boys [/lastfm], Lil Wayne and David Guetta will help dance music take center stage at this year’s awards.
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich has contemplated incorporating electronic/dance music into the award show for sometime now and decided that with the resurgence of the genre, now is a good time to do it. He’s planning to include a segment featuring [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Deadmau5[/lastfm], David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Foo Fighters[/lastfm] who will perform amid 1,000 screaming fans in a tent.
“We decided to go all out this year,” Ehrlich said of the performance . “All we’re going to try and do next week is to try and put the home audience in the middle of it. … It is more than just sitting there and watching it.”
Dance didn’t even get it’s own category until 2003 and Erhlich has always wanted to capture the immersive qualities of dance music and their fans so he held off on adding it into the show. ”I don’t know that I figured out a way to do it that felt right until now,” Ehrlich told reporters “My feeling about dance is it’s such an immersive experience for the participant, that to put it on stage … where the audience is not a part of it … I don’t know, honestly, until we came up with the idea of doing it this way, I don’t know if it ever would have worked.”
Well this sounds EPIC! We cannot wait. Grammy’s go live on CBS, this Sunday, February 12th!
Lil Wayne “6Foot 7 Foot” (Explicit)
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