At last year’s Grammy Awards, [artist id="2088128"]Nick Jonas[/artist] performed with his brothers, Joe and Kevin. But at this year’s Grammy Nominations Concert Live, Nick will be going rogue and playing with his new band and side project, Nick Jonas and the Administration.
Nick, whose nickname is Mr. President, will be introduced by his older brothers when he takes the stage on December 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Other performers include the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Sugarland. LL Cool J will host the show, which will be broadcast live on CBS.
At the concert, nominations for several categories of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will be announced, as well as acts that will perform at the big show on January 31, 2010. It has already been announced that Lady Gaga will be ineligible for a best new artist nomination due to her best dance recording nomination last year.
The Jonas Brothers were up for a Grammy last year, but lost the Best New Artist statue to Adele . Nick caused quite a stir when he first announced he was working on a side project, but the band assured fans they weren’t breaking up .
“We are so proud of our brother Nick,” Kevin and Joe said in October. “We know that we will be doing music together for the rest of our lives. But we are thrilled for you to hear these songs that were on his heart. They are amazing works of art from an amazing talent … our brother. We will see you later this year, next year and hopefully for the rest of our lives.”
A snippet of a song by Nick Jonas and the Administration, “Who I Am,” was recently leaked online and is expected to be released on December 3.