Beyoncé to Perform at Grammys

noah | January 17, 2008 5:55 am

According to a press statement released by NARAS today, Beyonce will perform on the Feb. 10 Grammy telecast, writers’ strike be damned. Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s dad, said in the statement that his company Music World Entertainment has “every intention with the entire music community to celebrate the Grammys’ 50th birthday”–and apparently Beyonce’s sister Solange is part of Knowles’ picket-line-crossing birthday present, as she has also been “asked to participate.” Click on Beyonce’s head for the full statement, which also includes Dave Grohl reiterating that the Foo Fighters will be at the show, too. [Hollywood Insider]

Statements from the Music Community regarding the 50th Annual GRAMMY® Awards:

In response to press speculation regarding artist attendance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy has received the following statements from friends in the music community declaring their support:

“The work of The Recording Academy is vital to the music industry, and we have every intention of being with the entire music community to celebrate the Grammys’ 50th birthday in February. Beyoncé, as well as my other artists Solange and Trinitee 5:7, have been asked to participate and will do so. We have an incredible Beyoncé performance that will be announced soon. We wish the Grammys the best.” — Mathew Knowles, Music World Entertainment

“We’re participating in ‘My GRAMMY Moment’ because it creates opportunities. Opportunities to write, compose, play and study music — skills that absolutely need to be passed on to generations to come. And thanks to ‘My Grammy Moment,’ a musician from that next generation is going to get the chance to audition on YouTube to play with us at the Grammys as part of our orchestra.” — Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

“We’re looking forward to attending this year’s Grammy Awards as we do every year. We are hopeful that we will see a resolution to the current situation affecting our entire industry, as Foo Fighters have always had nothing short of amazing experiences with the writers, producers, fellow artists and audiences at the Grammys and every television show the band has ever played. There’s no question that the Grammys are a highlight of every year for the industry and audiences alike, and we’re thrilled that the Foo Fighters will be performing on the show.” — John Silva, SAM Music Management