What other surprises does show have in store this year?
LOS ANGELES – The Grammy Awards still have the ability to surprise. The Recording Academy announced last week that Justin Timberlake would perform on the Feb. 10 telecast, his first musical appearance in support of his first new solo material in more than 6 years.
Timberlake, a six-time Grammy winner and two-time nominee for album of the year, will release “The 20/ 20 Experience” on March 19. Still a mystery – for now, at least – is whether Timberlake will use the Grammys to unveil a new song or perform his recently released “Suit & Tie,” his retro-minded soul single that features an assist from Jay-Z. “Suit & Tie” has reached the top 5 on the U.S. pop charts and has thus far sold 315,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS, except on the West Coast, where they will begin at 8 p.m.