Simon, Crow Join Grammy Performers Lineup
Veteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon, triple nominee Macy Gray, and rock chanteuse Sheryl Crow are among the latest artists confirmed to perform during the 43rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony tomorrowVeteran singer/songwriter Paul Simon, triple nominee Macy Gray, and rock chanteuse Sheryl Crow are among the latest artists confirmed to perform during the 43rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony tomorrow (Feb. 21) night in Los Angeles. Other recently added performers are best new artist nominees Shelby Lynne and Jill Scott, Moby, the Blue Man Group, and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.
Simon, whose latest release, "You're The One" (Warner Bros.) is nominated for the album of the year Grammy, was honored as the MusiCares person of the year at the organization's annual dinner gala last night in L.A. He has previously won the album of the year honor three times in his career, for Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 release "Bridge Over Troubled Water," 1975's "Still Crazy After All These Years," and 1986's "Graceland."
The Grammy ceremonies, which will be staged at L.A.'s Staples Center and hosted by comedian Jon Stewart, will be packed with performances. Previously confirmed to perform are Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child, Elton John and Eminem, Faith Hill, Madonna, 'N Sync, Nnenna Freelon, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Take 6, and U2.
The list of Grammy presenters is also growing, with Melissa Etheridge, Bette Midler, Kid Rock, Shakira, Jimmy Smits, Lee Ann Womack, Tony Bennett, Carson Daly, Gloria Estefan, Vince Gill, Joni Mitchell, and Sisqo all confirmed to take part.
In related awards show news, Eminem will also perform at the U.K. Brit awards ceremony Feb. 26 in London. While he is competing for four Grammys in the U.S., including the best rap album trophy, the controversial rapper is nominated for the Brit's best international male solo artist award. Eminem joins previously announced Brit performers Destiny's Child, U2, Coldplay, Sonique, Craig David, Westlife, and Robbie Williams.