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Barbra Streisand to appear in a rare performance on the Grammy Awards

by jmaloni
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 05:10 pm

Eight-time Grammy winner, current nominee and 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year Barbra Streisand will appear in a rare performance on the "The 53rd annual Grammy Awards" live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13 (8 p.m. on the CBS Television Network.) Three-time Grammy winner Kris Kristofferson will introduce Streisand's performance.

Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award and Grammy Legend Award recipient, Streisand is up for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Love Is The Answer."

Pop singer and actress Miley Cyrus, two-time Emmy Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, Kristofferson, six-time Grammy winner and current nominee John Legend, current nominee Paramore and actor Seth Rogen have been added to the superstar lineup of presenters for the Grammy telecast. They join current three-time Grammy nominee Dierks Bentley, nine-time Grammy winner and current nominee Norah Jones, singer/actor Selena Gomez, two-time Grammy winner and actor LL Cool J, current nominee Nicki Minaj and current nominee Blake Shelton as presenters.

Streisand joins previously announced performers and nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse and Katy Perry; nominees Justin Bieber and Usher, with Jaden Smith; nominees B.o.B, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe; nominees Drake and Rihanna; nominee Cee Lo Green with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets; and Mick Jagger with Raphael Saadiq.

Arcade Fire, Bieber, B.o.B, Jagger, Lambert, Mars, Monáe, Muse, Paltrow and Smith will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, and all five Album of the Year nominees will perform on "Music's Biggest Night": Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Perry.

Additionally, the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast ceremony will take place from 4-7 p.m. (ET) at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be streamed live internationally on www.grammy.com and on www.youtube.com. Current Grammy nominees Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding will co-host the star-studded ceremony, which will feature performances by current nominees, including Afro-Colombian hip-hop trio and Latin Grammy winner ChocQuibTown; blues musician and five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy; singer/songwriter and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper; American roots musician Maria Muldaur; contemporary blues artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd; trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty; legendary gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples; jazz musician Kirk Whalum; and R&B singer/songwriter and Grammy winner Betty Wright.

The live stream of the pre-telecast will remain on grammy.com as video on demand for 30 days following the event.

Presenting the first Grammy Awards of the night in approximately 98 categories will be current nominees performance artist Laurie Anderson, pop singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles, electronic/dance music artist and remixer BT, actor/comedian Kathy Griffin and Latin Jazz musician Wayne Wallace.

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