Happy birthday, Grammys! The granddaddy of music awards shows turns 50 tonight, with a special show packed full of performances and tributes to greats musicians from the past and the present.
In addition to Amy Winehouse's live-via-satellite performance, there are a ton of other much-hyped acts taking the stage tonight: Beyonce and Tina Turner will duet, as will John Legend and Fergie and Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. Aretha Franklin, Feist, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys are among the other performers, and the casts of Cirque du Soleil's Love show and Across the Universe will unite in a special tribute to the Beatles. Plus, one lucky instrumentalist will get to join the Foo Fighters in a special performance outside the Staples Center in LA.
The awards will be broadcast live on the East Coast starting at 8 p.m. EST and tape-delayed on the West Coast starting at 8 p.m. PST. Will you be watching? To see all the performers and presenters who have been announced so far, just read more.
Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, BeBe Winans, Beyonce and Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, Eldar, Feist, Fergie and John Legend, John Fogerty with Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, Foo Fighters (with special guest conductor John Paul Jones), Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang (conducted by famed maestro John Mauceri), Alicia Keys, Kid Rock, Dave Koz, Brad Paisley, Keely Smith, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin, the Clark Sisters, Israel And New Breed, and Trin-I-Tee 5:7 in a special gospel segment, the casts of Love and Across the Universe, and Rihanna with The Time.
Akon, Jason Bateman, Tony Bennett, Chris Brown, Cher, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Juanes, Solange Knowles, Cyndi Lauper, George Lopez, Ludacris, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Roselyn Sanchez, Usher, will.i.am, Dierks Bentley, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
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