Jamie Foxx will take the Grammy stage with multi-nominated cohort Kanye West when the Grammys are held February 8 in Los Angeles. West and the Oscar-winning performer will team up for Record of the Year candidate "Gold Digger," which will be part of a Late Registration medley.
Foxx, who's been dominating the Billboard albums chart lately with his sophomore album, Unpredictable, might find himself onstage a second time if he wins Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his rendition of Luther Vandross' "Creepin'," from the collection So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross.
The nod pits him against John Legend ("Ordinary People"), Mario ("Let Me Love You"), Usher ("Superstar") and Stevie Wonder ("So What the Fuss").
Foxx joins a list of Grammy performers that already includes Mariah Carey and Legend, who like West have eight nominations apiece (see "Mariah Carey, Kanye West, John Legend Lead Grammy Nominees").
West and Foxx's collaborative routine won't be the ceremony's sole onstage pairing. Early Tuesday (January 24) morning, it was announced that R&B songstress and three-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige would be teaming up with Album of the Year contenders U2 that same evening for what was characterized as a "special performance" — likely of the Irish rockers' "One," which closes out Blige's latest chart topper, The Breakthrough.
U2 are nominated in five categories this Grammy season, including Best Rock Album (How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb), Best Rock Song ("City of Blinding Lights") as well as Song of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals (both for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own").
Three-time Grammy-grabbing pop sensation Christina Aguilera has also been added to the program. Aguilera and 10-time honoree Herbie Hancock, nominated for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for the jazz pianist's track "A Song for You," will be performing the song together for the first time before a live audience.
For more on Jamie Foxx, check out the feature "The Metamorphosis Of Jamie Foxx."
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[This story was originally published at 2:35 pm ET on 01.23.2005]