Rapper Lil Bow Wow and renowned singer/songwriter Paul Simon are the
latest artists to be named Grammy performers, though unlike Eminem and
Elton John, they won’t be performing together.
The Recording Academy on Monday also unveiled several more presenters,
including Kid Rock, Mya, Joe, Melissa Etheridge, Bette Midler, Robbie
Robertson and Stevie Wonder.
The Academy named Simon — an Album of the Year nominee for
You’re The One — as a performer in its announcement, but did
not mention Lil Bow Wow. But the teen rapper is another late addition to
Wednesday’s Grammy show, according to the Associated Press.
Comedian Jon Stewart will host the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards at the
Staples Center in Los Angles. U2, Madonna, Moby, Christina Aguilera,
Macy Gray, ’NSYNC and Faith Hill are among the acts slated to perform (see “Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray Performing At Grammys” ).
Simon has won 16 Grammy Awards in his career, including three for Album
of the Year. He was also named the 2001 MusiCares Person of the Year and
was honored with a tribute dinner, concert and silent auction Monday
Shakira, Jimmy Smits and Lee Ann Womack have also been named presenters,
joining a list that includes Sisqo, Carlos Santana and Erykah Badu.
The Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Wednesday at 8 p.m. (live ET,
delayed PT). (MTV’s parent company, Viacom, also owns CBS.)
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