Justin Timberlake to perform at the Grammys
January 30th, 2013
09:46 AM ET

Justin Timberlake to perform at the Grammys

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.

Filed under: Awards Season • Celebrities • Grammys • Justin Timberlake • Music

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  1. we will end this and you and i will have peace...

    its the best route - see you soon...

    January 31, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. James

    So many great performances this year. I can't wait to watch the live stream at http://GrammyLiveStream.com, It should be great!

    January 31, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. James

    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.

    January 31, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Alvarez

    This is exciting news. I'm so happy I could poop.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |


    January 31, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mita

    correct..but its a done deal and now janet and justin have to move on

    January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rita

    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.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wisdom4u2

    Timberlake is so hot! He's a black man in a white man's body. 🙂

    January 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      @wishdom4u2 – but does he have the black man's big "stick".

      January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • wisdom4u2

      @ 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.

      January 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • wisdom4u2

      *shed* some light on the subject. hee-hee

      January 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Itsamemario

    Hes this generations Rick Ashley (Never gonna give you up)

    January 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Boo

    Great...I'll be sure to miss it.

    January 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jill

    I'll bet he jerks Rhianna's shirt off. It's gonna be gross.

    January 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jessica

    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?

    January 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sarah

    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.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr Jam

      I heard Mariah Carrey put a stop to it. Mariah may be gealous of Nikki's tallent and success.

      January 30, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Derrick

    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.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Yet another reason to NOT watch the grammy awards.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  16. Cora

    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.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |

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