It's turning out to be that kind of year for the [artist id="2088128"]Jonas Brothers[/artist]. In addition to headlining Disney's Kids' Inaugural concert next Monday in Washington, D.C., the brotherly trio have been added as performers at this year's [article id="1600678"]Grammy Awards[/article] on February 8.
On Wednesday (January 14), it was also announced that [artist id="1111141"]Coldplay[/artist] would take the stage before competing for Album of the Year with [article id="1602632"]Lil Wayne, whose Grammy appearance[/article] was confirmed on Tuesday. The three acts join [artist id="1962774"]Katy Perry[/artist], who will perform in [article id="1602124"]this year's "My Grammy Moment"[/article] segment.
All the artists who are nominated for album of the year typically perform on the show, but it has not yet been announced if the other nominees — [artist id="1123"]Radiohead[/artist], [artist id="2002414"]Ne-Yo[/artist], and [artist id="2903935"]Alison Krauss and Robert Plant[/artist] — will be joining the telecast.
The Los Angeles Times speculated that the Jonas Brothers should be considered the front-runners in the Best New Artist category, where they are up against Adele, Duffy, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan. Among the factors reportedly in their favor: "donating a chunk of cash to the Grammy Museum," playing on a number of awards shows this year, including the American Music Awards and the VMAs, as well as staying in the headlines as Grammy votes come to a close this week by playing at the inauguration gig.
The other performer announced on Tuesday was country star [artist id="504765"]Kenny Chesney[/artist]. [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] is the leading Grammy nominee this year with eight nominations, followed by Coldplay's seven.