Outkast, Bob Dylan and the ladies behind the hit “Lady Marmalade” remake have been added to the list of performers for next week’s Grammy Awards ceremony.
Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink and Missy Elliott are scheduled to perform their “Moulin Rouge” soundtrack contribution, “Lady Marmalade,” which is nominated for the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Grammy, according to a spokesperson for the Recording Academy.
Joshua Bell, who will compete for Best Classical Crossover Album with Bernstein: West Side Story Suite, will also perform at the 44th annual awards show on February 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Previously announced performers include U2, ’NSYNC with Nelly, Alicia Keys, Alejandro Sanz with Destiny’s Child, Dave Matthews Band, Train, Alan Jackson and a tribute to the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack (see “Nelly To Ride Wit’ ’NSYNC At Grammys; DMB Also Performing” ).
Ja Rule, Bonnie Raitt and Michael W. Smith have been added to the list of presenters that includes Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Kid Rock and others. More presenters will be announced, according to the spokesperson.
Outkast, one of the leading nominees this year, are up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for Stankonia and Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Short Form Video for “Ms. Jackson.”
Dylan, a seven-time Grammy winner, is nominated in three categories: Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Folk Album for Love and Theft, and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Honest With Me.”
Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On” will compete in the Best Rap Solo Performance and Best R&B Song categories, while her “One Minute Man” collaboration with Ludacris will vie for Best Short Form Music Video.
Aguilera will have two chances at the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Grammy, “Lady Marmalade” and her duet with Ricky Martin, “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely.”
Ja Rule is nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Album.
Comedian Jon Stewart will host the Grammys, which will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m.
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