February 04, 2011 04:49:04 GMT
Tapped for Grammy's 'In Memoriam' segment, the Rolling Stones star will be supported by Saadiq when he pays homage to the late soul artist.
Grammy organizers continue to add more musical guests to its already-long list, and the newest performers are Mick Jagger and Raphael Saadiq. Both will be teaming up for the telecast's annual "In Memoriam" tribute, which pays homage to members of the music community who have passed away in the previous year.
In its 53rd annual celebration which is held February 13 at Los Angeles' Staples Center, NARAS will pay tribute to late soul artist Solomon Burke. The singer, who passed away in October 2010 at the age of 70, has opened for Jagger and his band The Rolling Stones several times during his career.
"We're thrilled, delighted, excited and very much looking forward to Mick doing his debut on the Grammy stage," said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy. "It's extraordinary to many of us that the fact is, this will be the first time; he has never performed on the Grammy stage."
This might be Jagger's first time to take the Grammy stage, but it's certainly not his first Grammy appearance. The Rolling Stone has previously appeared at the 1986 awards show when his band were given a lifetime achievement award by Eric Clapton. They accepted the honor and performed for the show via satellite back then.
The other performers of this year's show include Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Muse, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Drake, Cee-Lo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Eminem. The presenters are Dierks Bentley, Selena Gomez, Norah Jones, Nicki Minaj, Blake Shelton, and LL Cool J.