Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Rihanna And Sting, To Perform at Grammys

Kelly Clarkson will join Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, and more as a performer at Grammy 2013. Keith Urban and Carly Rae Jepsen are set to present.

The Grammys air Sunday, February 10 on CBS.

Read the press release below.

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Current nominees Bruno Mars and Rihanna, as well as 16-time GRAMMY winner Sting, will join together for a special performance, and current nominee Kelly Clarkson is set to perform on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. Sixteen-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Beyoncé, current nominee Hunter Hayes, singer/actor Jennifer Lopez, actor Pauley Perrette, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince will appear as presenters.

Two-time GRAMMY winner Clarkson has three nominations: Record Of The Year (along with Greg Kurstin, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jesse Shatkin, and Chris Gehringer) and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger.

GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars is up for Best Rap Song for “Young, Wild & Free” (along with Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, and Cameron Thomaz).

Previously announced performers for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards include current nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, the Black Keys, Fun., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Jack White, as well as Elton John and current nominee Ed Sheeran performing live together for the first time, Alicia Keys and current nominees Maroon 5, and Justin Timberlake. The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Ocean, and Sheeran will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are nominees Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry, actor Kaley Cuoco, actor and three-time Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris, five-time GRAMMY winner Faith Hill, three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube.

  • windmills

    Never doubted it :) Happy it’s official that Kelly’ll perform at the Grammys, can’t wait to see what she sings! They haven’t announced a collab for her so it seems like she’ll perform solo? 

    Now if they give me Alabama Shakes performing at the Grammys then I’ll be a very, very happy camper. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Glad that Kelly’s performance is now official. Windmills, in a recent interview Kelly said that they are still “in talks” about what she will perform on the show, so maybe it hasn’t yet been determined.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    If Alabama Shakes get on that stage I will melt into a puddle of fangirl goo. :)

    The lineup as it is sounds pretty great so far. I’m SO in for next Sunday.

  • windmills

    fuzzywuzzy: Glad that Kelly’s performance is now official. Windmills, in a recent interview Kelly said that they are still “in talks” about what she will perform on the show, so maybe it hasn’t yet been determined.

    Yeah, when I heard that interview it reminded me of the 2005 Grammys where it turned out Kelly’s team had to fight like hell for a full performance segment because the Grammy producers were originally only willing to give her a truncated one. That one worked out and I’m sure this one will too. It may be a situation where Kelly was originally looking for a collab (there was an interview where she said she’d love to do one) and they decided on a solo performance instead, which also raises the issue of what she’ll perform. I actually feel like a WDKY performance would be good if obvious choice, it’s been a while since she performed it in on a big TV stage and it was one of 2012’s biggest hits.

    tinawina: If Alabama Shakes get on that stage I will melt into a puddle of fangirl goo. :)

    Haha, I find myself getting giggly even imagining them perform. I mean, I don’t think people would know what to do with themselves after that. 

  • http://twitter.com/KobeAnd8 Kobe

    Kelly Clarkson is nominated for 4 grammys. 4th nomination is song of the year.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Song of the Year is awarded to the composers, and Kelly didn’t co-write “Stronger”, so she’s not a nominee for that award.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I actually feel like a WDKY performance would be good if obvious choice, it’s been a while since she performed it in on a big TV stage and it was one of 2012’s biggest hits.”

    Actually, I’d really like to see Kelly perform WDKY.

  • waitingforthe1

    I think since her entire album is nominated she’s open to perform any song from that album, that’s who she was able to perform BOY in 2006. 

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m looking forward to the Grammys — there are usually some fantastic performances.

  • standtotheright

    I think they’ve eased up on the requirements for performances anyway. Coldplay was nominated for Paradise and ETIAW in 2012 but their performance included the Princess of China duet with Rihanna, who peformed We Found Love even though it was not on Loud, which was the source of one of her nominations (the other being Rap/Sung collab).

    So basically Clarkson should have the freedom to do whatever she wants. Which should be fun.

  • SullyD

    Go Kelly!

  • poipugirl

    Bruno!  Kelly!  Win!  My fave Grammy performances have been Bruno’s lately!

    Rhianna, not so much.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I think this is going to be a great show, full of great non- Idol and Idol performers. Can’t wait! 

  • heartly

    It’s finally officially official!  She has so many options for the performance with the three obvious ones being WDKY, CMB and DR.  I would rule out DR just because. Of the other two, I would personally prefer CMB but done up big over WDKY just because I don’t think WDKY translates well on tv or with the typically dead industry crowds.  WDKY does seem like the most likely one just because of the three nominations for it. Kelly has also mentioned that she’d prefer not to sing that one though so who knows.

    Then they also have 2 new songs waiting to be released in PLU and this new unnamed country single she’s been talking about this past week or so. With CMB and DR still chugging along, that might rule those out. They could throw all that out the window and dig deeper into the Stronger album and do an album track from that. I really don’t know what they would pull from the album if they went that route, maybe one of the slower songs? It would never happen but I would love if they did You Can’t Win.

    I don’t quite know where they’re going with the other announced performance with Rihanna in it.  Bruno and Sting make a ton of sense considering how obvious it was that Locked Out of Heaven was influenced by The Police. I guess this one will be interesting.

  • babylockthemdoors

    Is this the final list of performers for the show? But where is Gotye??? “Somebody  That I Used to Know” used to be a shoo-in for Record of the Year, but the lack of buzz around him compared with fun. and The Black Keys makes me feel that he’s not going to win it. I think he deserves to win and perform at the Grammys!!!

  • supersonic

    Guess I’ll be watching for LL, Keith, and Prince.  None of those performers are interesting me.  Maybe Jack White.  But the rest of them?  No.

  • tamens

    I really wish Adam Lambert was scheduled to be a part of the Grammy night.

  • lovetheusa1776

    So true – especially after seeing that great “Shady” performance.

    At least Bruno’s there – his last appearance was terrific.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

    Looking forward to seeing Kelly, BRUNO!, Prince, Jack White (YASSS!!) and Sting. Jack White making this kind of appearance is a rarity and a treat, super stoked to see what he’s going to do.