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Mick Jagger to perform live on Grammy stage for the first time

by jmaloni
Fri, Feb 4th 2011 01:35 pm

Grammy Award-winning rock legend and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mick Jagger will perform live on the Grammy Awards for the first time. "The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards" will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13 (8 p.m., ET/delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network. Jagger, accompanied by Grammy winner Raphael Saadiq and his band, will perform as part of the telecast's annual "In Memoriam" tribute, which pays homage to members of the music community who have passed away in the previous year.

In his first-ever live appearance on the Grammy stage, Jagger will be accompanied by soul singer Saadiq and his band in honor one of his longtime idols, recently deceased Grammy winner Solomon Burke. Jagger has appeared only once before on the Grammy telecast (with the Rolling Stones), via satellite from London during "The 28th Annual Grammy Awards" in 1986, when Eric Clapton presented the Stones with The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jagger and Saadiq join 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; and nominee Cee Lo Green, with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets.

Arcade Fire, Bieber, B.o.B, 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 are set to perform on Music's Biggest Night: Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Perry.

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 will appear as presenters.

"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards" are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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