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It's Grammy time – and the lineup of stars scheduled to perform at Sunday's show is stellar!
For music's biggest night, pop stars like Justin Timberlake
and Katy Perry will hit the stage. Country crooners Carrie Underwood
and Sugarland will also do their thing. Teen queens Taylor Swift
and Miley Cyrus
will offer up a girl-powered duet, while guitar greats John Mayer
and Keith Urban
are teaming up to pay tribute to the late Bo Diddley. Even best new artist nominees the Jonas Brothers
will do what they do best – make girls swoon – inside L.A.'s Staples Center.
In what promises to be one of the night's most emotional performances, Jennifer Hudson
will take the Grammy stage. And she'll be warmed up. Hudson stepped back into the spotlight
, following the tragic death of her mother, brother and nephew last year, to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl last weekend. Hudson also performed TK NEIL DIAMOND SONG at Friday's MusiCares Person of the Year gala
Hudson is nominated for four Grammys, including best R&B album and best female R&B vocal performance.
Other artists up for multiple awards include Mayer and Radiohead, who each have five; rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West
, who earned six each; and Coldplay, who scored seven nominations. But the leader of the pack is rapper Lil Wayne with a whopping eight nominations
, including album of the year.
Wayne's multi-platinum Tha Carter III
will compete with Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss's Raising Sand
, Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman
and Radiohead's In Rainbows
In the record of the year category, Adele's "Chasing Pavements," Coldplay's "Viva la Vida," Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love," Robert Plant & Alison Krauss's "Please Read the Letter" and M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" are in the running.
M.I.A. is also scheduled to perform – but may have another engagement. The rapper is pregnant with her first and is due on Sunday
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.