Barbra Streisand to perform at the Grammy Awards
Wednesday 09 February 2011
On February 8, the Grammy Awards announced that music legend Barbra Streisand will take the stage in a rare performance on the televised broadcast on Sunday, February 13.
Last week the Grammy Awards announced that Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger would perform as well. Performing for the first time at the Grammys, Jagger will pay tribute to the late soul singer Solomon Burke at the Los Angeles ceremony, performing with American musician Raphael Saadiq.
Streisand and Jagger join previously announced performers and nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Usher, and Jaden Smith; B.o.B., Bruno Mars, and Janelle Monáe; Drake and Rihanna; and Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow. Previously announced presenters include Dierks Bentley, Selena Gomez, Norah Jones, LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Blake Shelton.
Streisand, who will be introduced by music great Kris Kristofferson, has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, and a Special Tony Award. She has sold more than 140 million albums worldwide.
For the second year in a row, music fans can watch a three-day broadcast of events leading up to the Grammy Awards ceremony via YouTube and the Grammy Awards official website.
The web broadcast begins on Friday, February 11, at 2 PM PST and runs through Sunday, February 13. It will feature video, photos, blogging, tweets, and official news and updates from actor Ben Gleib, TV personality Shira Lazar, and music journalist John Norris.
The Recording Academy's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards takes place live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, at 8 PM EST.
The UK's version of America's Grammy Awards, the 2011 Brit Awards, is on February 15 at London's O2 arena. Canada's equivalent, the Juno Awards, celebrates its 40th anniversary on March 27 in Toronto.
The Grammy Awards will air on CBS Television and will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online on Grammy.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys.
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