After that hesitant, dramatic semi-announcement that he was returning to music, you might expect Justin Timberlake to play it low-key.
You know, release a single here, perform at a private charity Super Bowl party there.
But no - the almost 32-year-old, who celebrates his birthday Thursday, isn't staying small-time with his comeback. He's taking his return tour to the Grammys.
The Recording Academy announced today that Timberlake is joining the list of performers at the 55th ceremony. It'll be the TV debut for the six-time Grammy winner's anticipated homecoming to music; he last performed at the Grammys four years ago.
Timberlake joins a list of performers that includes Fun.; The Black Keys; Rihanna; Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert; The Lumineers; Taylor Swift; Carrie Underwood; Jack White; and Elton John and Ed Sheeran.
The Recording Academy hasn't mentioned it, but we're also wondering if Frank Ocean, one of the lead nominees at the this year's event, will also sneak in a performance. When he tweeted on Sunday that he was "jumped" by Chris Brown and "a couple guys," the "Channel Orange" artist also stirred hope in the hearts of fans when he followed up with, "cut my finger now I can't play w two hands at the grammys."
We'll find out just what Ocean might have in store when the Grammys airs February 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
its the best route - see you soon...
So many great performances this year. I can't wait to watch the live stream at http://GrammyLiveStream.com, It should be great!
The 2013 Grammys are shaping up to be amazing. Elton John performing and Rihanna too! Wow! I will watch grammys online for sure, should be great.
This is exciting news. I'm so happy I could poop.
I HOPE THERE WILL BE A TRIBUTE AT THE GRAMMY AWARD FOR DONNA SUMMER THE RESPECT SHE DESERVED(THE DISCO QUEEN)
correct..but its a done deal and now janet and justin have to move on
Timberlake never suffered any consequences for the Super Bowl fiasco. Poor Janet took the heat and he didn't even defend her esp. since he was in on it. I'm sure he's a nice guy but he was a jerk for not sharing the blame for the incident.
Timberlake is so hot! He's a black man in a white man's body. :-)
@wishdom4u2 – but does he have the black man's big "stick".
@ JJ ~~~ You tell me!! His video ' Di-k in a Box' might share some light on the subject. LOL
Go to 'youtube' and look it up. Funny as h*ll.
*shed* some light on the subject. hee-hee
Hes this generations Rick Ashley (Never gonna give you up)
Great...I'll be sure to miss it.
I'll bet he jerks Rhianna's shirt off. It's gonna be gross.
Why do they always have these singing groups nobody has ever heard of? They should have The Beatles or maybe Jimi Hendrix. What in the world is a Black Keys or a Dierks Bentley? i thought Miranda Lambert was a Christian music singer. Plus "The Lumineers" – what is a lumineer?
These are all colored bands. They play soul music. And the blues. Youngsters are into the blues and soul music these days.
I thought lumineers was dental work.
@Jessica & Boo- lol...thanks!
"colored?" Really? We haven't been "colored" since the 1960's. What country are you from?
They really should have Michael Jackson back on there. Or maybe Nikki Minaj. Nikki is way more tallented than all these other people. She is a rap superstar.
I heard Mariah Carrey put a stop to it. Mariah may be gealous of Nikki's tallent and success.
Last time didn't he yank the clothes off of some girl? I think it was maybe Michael Jackson. I hope the authorities will be keeping an eye on him. He's liable to do anything.
Yet another reason to NOT watch the grammy awards.
This makes me feel just a little bit sick. Glad he isn't allowed her in Utah the Beautiful. Us Mormons don't cotton to any nonsense.
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