Unique collabs crafted for Grammy performances
EmptyA number of unique collaboratons, including Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli, will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), the Recording Academy has announced.
John Fogerty, who is nominated for best rock album for "Revival," will be performing with rock legends Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis in a "Cornerstones of Rock" segment during the 50th annual event, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A classical/jazz moment with nominees Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang is also slated.
Fergie, who will take the stage with R&B singer John Legend, is nominated for best female pop vocal performance for "Big Girls Don't Cry. Josh Groban's scheduled performance with opera star Andrea Bocelli will mark the first time the pair has performed together.
Newly announced presenters include Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Solange Knowles, George Lopez, Lyle Lovett, and Ludacris. Previously announced performers for the 50th annual event feature Beyonce, Feist, Foo Fighters with John Paul Jones, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige.
Katie Hasty is an online editor at Billboard.com. (NY)