Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, OutKast among GRAMMY performers
While Timberlake, Aguilera and The White Stripes are expected to perform material from their own respective catalogs, OutKast will hit the stage with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic; Earth, Wind & Fire; and Robert Randolph & The Family Band during a tribute to "'old school soul and funk,' according to a press release.
Most of the aforementioned artists are vying for awards this year.
Three-time GRAMMY®-winners OutKast lead the pack with six nominations, including Album of the Year ("Speakerboxxx/The Love Below"); Record of the Year ("Hey Ya"); Best Rap Album ("Speakerboxxx/The Love Below"); Best Urban/Alternative Performance ("Hey Ya"); Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; and Best Short Form Music Video ("Hey Ya").
Timberlake follows with five nominations, including Album of the Year (Justified), Record of the Year ("Where is the Love?" with Black Eyed Peas), Best Pop Vocal Album (Justified), Best Pop Male Vocal Performance ("Cry Me A River"), and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Where Is The Love?").
Aguilera, a two-time GRAMMY winner, holds nominations for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Beautiful"), Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals ("Can't Hold Us Down" with Lil' Kim), and Best Pop Vocal Album ("Stripped").
Also scoring three nods are The White Stripes, who are up for Album of the Year ("Elephant"), Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Seven Nation Army"), and Best Alternative Music Album ("Elephant"). In addition, Stripes frontman Jack White earned a fourth nomination in the Best Rock Song category as songwriter for "Seven Nation Army."
Veteran funksters and six-time GRAMMY winners Earth, Wind & Fire are nominated in the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance category for "Hold Me," and Robert Randolph & The Family Band are up for Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("Squeeze") and Best Rock Gospel Album ("Unclassified").
The 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, and will air live on CBS.