Paul Simon, Lil' Bow Wow Join Grammy Performers

Kid Rock, Mya, Joe, Bette Midler, more added to list of presenters.

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 [article id="1439420"]"Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray Performing At Grammys"[/article]).

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

night.

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.)

(MTVNews.com will offer complete coverage the night of the awards show,

including up-to-the-minute news, Grammy-related feature interviews and a

place for users to share their thoughts on the show with the rest of the

world.)

For more Grammy news, check out the [article id="1469939"]MTV News Grammy Archive[/article].