Grammy Update: John Legend and Fergie to Duet, Chris Brown Added as Presenter

Pop nominee Fergie will team up with R&B singer John Legend, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban to perform for the first time at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. Also added to the lineup is a duet with nominees Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang who will perform a special classical/jazz segment conducted by maestro John Mauceri. Hancock will be performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue,” his publicist tells The ShowBuzz. The Academy and the network also announced new presenters: R&B singer and current nominee Chris Brown, actress and singer/songwriter Miley Cyrus, actress and R&B singer Solange Knowles, comedian and current nominee George Lopez, four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett and three-time Grammy winner Ludacris. Previously announced performers include Beyoncé, Feist, Foo Fighters (with special guest conductor John Paul Jones and the winner of the My Grammy Moment contest), Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, the Clark Sisters, Israel And New Breed and Trin-I-Tee 5:7 in a special gospel segment, the casts of “The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil” and “Across The Universe” in a special Beatles segment, and Rihanna with a reunited The Time in a special 50th anniversary segment. Previously announced presenters include Grammy winners Natalie Cole, Juanes, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt. The awards air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT). Don’t forget to log on to The ShowBuzz for our extensive Grammy coverage the night of the show including a live web cast from the red carpet. Source: Showbuzz


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