Brown will perform with deadmau5, David Guetta and Lil Wayne in a segment highlighting dance/electronica music. The performance will take place in an outdoor tent adjacent to Staples Center.
In addition to his performance, Brown is expected to win his first Grammy for Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. By one account, the album's title stands for Forgiving All My Enemies. But is Brown's fans who have been forgiving. F.A.M.E. has sold 822,000 copies, which is more than twice as many as Brown's previous album, Graffiti. That album, which was released just 10 months after the assault, has sold just 355,000 copies. That constituted a big drop-off from Brown's first two albums, both of which have topped the 2 million mark in U.S. sales.)
"Look At Me Now" was the only song from the album to crack the top 10 on the Hot 100, but two other songs from the album, "She Ain't You" and "Wet The Bed" (featuring Ludacris), cracked the top 10 on the R&B chart.
As it happens, Rihanna will also perform on the show, together with Coldplay. They will presumably sing "Princess Of China," which they recorded for Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto album.
(Another duet from Bennett's album, "Body And Soul," with Amy Winehouse, is locked in a tight race with "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera, for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.)
Underwood won't be the only former American Idol winner who will perform on the Grammy stage this year. Kelly Clarkson will team with Jason Aldean, presumably to perform their #1 country hit "Don't You Wanna Stay."
Marc Anthony, Lady Antebellum and Ryan Seacrest have been added to the show as presenters.
Other performers set for the show include Adele, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Taylor Swift and Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton.
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