Jagger to perform at Grammys show

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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will strut his stuff at the Grammys this month, joining music stars including Lady Gaga, Eminem and Katy Perry already lined up, organizers announced Thursday.

The rock and roll icon will perform live as part of an "In Memoriam" section of the February 13 awards show, paying tribute to "King of Rock'n'Soul" Solomon Burke, who died last year.

He will be accompanied by Grammy-winning US R&B singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq and his band at the music industry's annual awards show at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Previous veteran stars headlining the annual Grammys have included Elton John - who did a duet with Lady Gaga last year - Paul McCartney in 2009, and soul legend Aretha Franklin in 2008.

As well as Jagger - performing for the first time at the Grammys - other artists doing their thing will include Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Usher, Bruno Mars and Rihanna.

Presenters who will hand out awards at the 53rd Grammys show include actress Gwyneth Paltrow, nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones and two-time winner LL Cool J.

Eminem, while performing at the show, will also be hoping to take home a few gongs; he is nominated in 10 categories at the Grammys, capping a comeback year for the once-troubled rap star.

Eminem got a Best Album nod for his album "Recovery," as well Best Song nomination with Rihanna for "Love the Way You Lie."

Hawaiian-born singer Mars came second to Eminem with seven nominations including Best Male Pop Vocal. US rap megastar Jay-Z, Nashville-born country trio Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga each earned six nods at the show.

Katy Perry, who opened the show with her catchy "California Gurls," is also in the running for Best Album along with Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Lady Antebellum.