*The Grammy Awards will take place the Sunday with a lineup of performances and collaborations that include Jamie Foxx and T-Pain with Slash and Doug E. Fresh; and rappers Drake, Eminem, and Lil Wayne with rock drummer Travis Barker.
Also, a tribute to guitar pioneer Les Paul will feature Jeff Beck and Imelda May, according to the latest announcement from the Recording Academy.
Roberta Flack, Elton John, and Jennifer Nettles have also been added to the performance lineup for 52nd Annual telecast, which will broadcast live on Jan. 31 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Simon Baker, Stephen Colbert, Alice Cooper, Sheryl Crow, Kaley Cuoco, Placido Domingo, Robert Downey Jr., Wyclef Jean, Juanes, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Lea Michelle, Chris O’Donnell, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest, Seal, Quentin Tarantino, and Keith Urban have been added as presenters.
Previously announced performers include Beyoncé; the Black Eyed Peas; Bon Jovi; the Dave Matthews Band; Green Day; Lady Antebellum; Lady Gaga; Maxwell; P!nk; Taylor Swift; the Zac Brown Band; Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher in a special 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson; and Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli in a special fund-raising segment for Haitian relief.
Previously announced presenters include Kristen Bell, Justin Bieber, Jeff Bridges, Miley Cyrus, Josh Duhamel, the Jonas Brothers, Norah Jones, Ke$ha, LL Cool J, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana and Ringo Starr.
So that viewers at home can enjoy the unique 3-D tribute to Jackson, CBS and Target have partnered to provide millions of free 3-D Grammy Glasses from Sunday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 31.
Blige’s and Bocelli’s performance (audio and video) of the Simon & Garfunkel classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water” will be made available for download at iTunes.com/Target following the telecast, and all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, benefiting ongoing earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. This year marks the 40th anniversary of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” receiving Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Song Of The Year, and the song will provide a moving tribute to the survivors of the tragic events in Haiti.
Additionally, the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast ceremony will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be streamed live internationally on www.grammy.com beginning at 1 p.m. PT.