Music’s biggest calendar night is but a day away, and while much about the 55th Annual Grammy Awards has been coated in secrecy, details about its opener have been confirmed.
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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the show’s executive producer Ken Ehrlich revealed that Justin Timberlake will be kicking off tomorrow’s festivities with new single ‘Suit & Tie‘. The Pop force will also perform a previously unheard track from his eagerly awaited third album ‘The 20/20 Experience’.
Of the said project, Ehrlich said:
It’s great seeing Justin back. The last time he was on, he literally saved the show. We had a gaping hole in the show [after the Chris Brown and Rihanna incident] and he jumped in at the top of the show with Al Green. It was fantastic of him to do it. And then, I hope we didn’t cause it, but he left music for a while and became a movie star of sorts. It was really exciting when we got the call that he was back and doing music. I don’t know how many people even knew until a few months ago that he was back and making music. He was incredibly quiet about the fact that he was working on an album. And to me it’s not just an album, it’s a great album. He played five or six tracks for me just two or three weeks ago, and the great thing is not only is he doing a song that everybody has heard by now, but he’s also going to tack on to that something that nobody has heard. So we’ve got a nice little world premiere going with him that’s very, very exciting.
While ‘Suit & Tie’ continues to not give us what we need, we’d by lying if we said we aren’t eager to both see and hear what JT will be serving up come tomorrow. For, given his wealth of talent and solid body of work, Timberlake brings a certain level of excitement to any show he’s performing on.
Peep his live rendition of ‘What Goes Around’ at the 2007 show below…