Alicia Keys to Sing with Maroon 5 on Grammys; Carly Rae & Katy Perry Added as Presenters
The Grammys have come up with another interesting musical pairing for this year’s telecast, airing February 10 on CBS: Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 will team up for a duet on the show.
It won’t be the first time that Alicia and singer Adam Levine have collaborated. They sang a version of The Rolling Stones’ classic “Wild Horses” on her MTV Unplugged installment back in 2005.
This pairing follows the news that Ed Sheeran and Elton John will perform together on the telecast, as well country stars Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.
In addition, one of this year’s leading nominees, Frank Ocean, has been announced as a performer on the show. Frank, who allegedly got into a scuffle with Chris Brown last weekend, recently tweeted that as a result of that fight, he injured his finger and “can’t play [with] two hands at the grammys.”
The first round of presenters on this year’s telecast include Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, American Idol judge Keith Urban, married country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and actors Kaley Cuoco and Neil Patrick Harris.
In other Grammy news, a new hour-long special, The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family, will air on CBS Saturday, February 9 at 10 p.m. ET. The program gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Grammy producers and performers handled the unexpected death of Whitney Houston the night before last year’s broadcast. Taylor Swift joins Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and Katy Perry on the show to give personal accounts of the situation.