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[02/07/08 - 04:59 PM]
Tina Turner Joins Beyonce in a Special Performance on "The 50th Annual Grammy(R) Awards," Live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, FeB. 10 on the CBS Television Network
Plus: Akon, Jason Bateman, Tony Bennett, Cher, Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Taylor Swift and Stevie Wonder all are added as presenters.

[via press release from CBS]

TINA TURNER JOINS BEYONCE IN A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ON "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS," LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, FEB. 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Eldar, Kid Rock, Dave Koz and Keely Smith Also Set to Perform

Akon, Jason Bateman, Tony Bennett, Cher, Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Taylor Swift and Stevie Wonder Will Present

Six-time GRAMMY� Award winner Tina Turner will join current two-time nominee Beyonc� for a special performance, on THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jazz pianist Eldar, rap-rocker Kid Rock, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz and jazz/pop singer Keely Smith also will perform. Also, added to present are: current four-time nominee Akon, actor Jason Bateman, 14-time GRAMMY Award winner Tony Bennett, GRAMMY Award winner Cher, GRAMMY Award winner and current two-time nominee Nelly Furtado, two-time Academy Award� winner Tom Hanks, 27-time GRAMMY Award winner and 50th GRAMMY Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, actor Joe Mantegna, six-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Ringo Starr, GRAMMY Award winner Dave Stewart and 25-time GRAMMY Award winner Stevie Wonder.

Previously announced performers are Beyonc�, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, Feist, Fergie and John Legend in a duet, John Fogerty with Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard in a special "Cornerstones of Rock" segment, Foo Fighters (with special guest conductor John Paul Jones), Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang in a special classical/jazz segment (conducted by famed maestro John Mauceri), Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, 2008 MusiCares� Person of the Year Aretha Franklin, the Clark Sisters, Israel And New Breed and Trin-I-Tee 5:7 in a special gospel segment, the casts of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" and "Across The Universe" in a special Beatles segment, and Rihanna with a reunited The Time in a special 50th anniversary segment. Previously announced presenters are Chris Brown, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Juanes, Solange Knowles, Cyndi Lauper, George Lopez, Lyle Lovett, Ludacris and Bonnie Raitt.

Akon, Nelly Furtado, Dave Koz and Taylor Swift are all nominees this year. Akon is nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, (with Gwen Stefani), Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals (with T-Pain), Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Snoop Dogg). GRAMMY Award winner Nelly Furtado is nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake). Dave Koz is nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Pop Instrumental Album. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best New Artist.

THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions in association with AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer, David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers and Tzvi Small is supervising producer.





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