Grammys to Salute Michael Jackson – in 3-D

Grammys to Salute Michael Jackson – in 3-D
Michael Jackson
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01/20/2010 AT 09:10 AM EST

In an unprecedented move, this year's Grammys will pay homage to Michael Jackson in a tribute that will include a 3-D film clip the pop sensation made before his June 25 death and performances by Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Celine Dion and Smokey Robinson.

Jackson will also be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy during the show, CBS announced.

The 3-D video clip (which will require TV viewers to wear special glasses, available at Target stores) was made by Jackson for his hit "Earth Song" and was to have been an integral part of singer's July 2009 comeback concerts in London. Grammy co-executive producer and longtime Jackson associate Ken Ehrlich said this will be the first time an awards show will feature 3-D.

Part of the clip was shown in the recent movie documentary This Is It, but Ehrlich says the Grammys will show the full piece in 3-D.



Watch the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, live on CBS – and catch up on all the news and style from the show on PEOPLE.com!

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