Confirmed: Alicia Keys To Perform At Grammys 2012

If performances by Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna weren’t enough to make you want to watch this Sunday’s Grammy Awards’, we’ve got news that might just change all that.

For, less than an hour ago, ‘Diary’ keeper Alicia Keys was added to the show’s celebrated line up, months before she releases her upcoming studio album.

Details below…

Set to tribute the late Etta James, the vocalist will join Bonnie Raitt to perform material by the icon,who died of leukemia  last month.

The tribute’s confirmation arrives weeks after Keys revealed her new album was nearing completion and was set for a release in coming months, following  2009’s ‘The Element Of Freedom‘.

With vocals as refined as Alicia’s, we’re sure this set will be one to remember.

Let’s just hope she captures the same raw emotion Christina Aguilera served when she honored Etta at her funeral some weeks ago.

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  1. PrettyYoungThing February 7, 2012

    YAAAAAS! Real artist right there!

  2. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) February 7, 2012

    I love her and I’m excited for the performance. I won’t lie, I would prefer Christina to do the Etta James tribute, but maybe Alicia participating instead is for the best. Maybe that will give Christina the opportunity to premiere her single, which her fans cannot wait for any longer!!! :p

    I hope Alicia’s album turns out to be amazing. Although I feel like I’m the only one, I LOVED ‘TEOF’, I thought it was a step forward compared to how formulaic and repetitive ‘As I Am’ sounded.

  3. JohnVidal February 7, 2012

    I loved The Element of Freedom too

  4. aishaaguilerakeys February 7, 2012


  5. Stephanie February 7, 2012

    This s/b a really good tribute to Etta…NOW I have a reason to watch the Grammy’s, well watch it when Alicia & Bonnie performs & I’m curious to see what Chris will do.

  6. mobwife February 7, 2012

    It sounds like it might be a really solid tribute to Ms. Etta James. They can say what they want about Alica’s “questionable judgement” in a mate, but that chick can SANG and PLAY that piano! I know will give a great performance. I like Bonnie, it’s been awhile since I’v’e seen her!

    Alicia and Chris Brown makes the 45th Grammy Awards worth watching!! YEAH 3X haters… 🙂

  7. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! February 7, 2012

    Taylor swift will be singing aswell!! Gonna be great.

  8. Girrrl February 7, 2012

    As much as I like Alicia I hope she gets a vocal coach because her voice declined after the Diary album. However, I know she will give her all like she always does.

  9. Perryperryperry February 7, 2012

    Yes yes yes!!! My fav artist after Katy!!!!!!! So excited!

  10. Yesss February 7, 2012

    Perform wat exactly?

  11. Yea i said it February 7, 2012

    @YESSS………… the fuckikng post , gosh yall need to be reading a book not on blogs

    But anyways rihanna performing TWICE!!!! (coldplay/jay-z)

  12. MelyB February 7, 2012

    OK so NOW I’ll check it out to see AKeys perform!

  13. YES! February 7, 2012

    testing testing

  14. Bey is legend February 7, 2012

    Good looking forward to this. She can bring the vibe n emotion


    U mean 54th lol

    Is Christina confirmed to perform at the grammys? How are u btw? Its my last Semester woohoo lol

  15. Yesss February 7, 2012

    The Bleating Goat performing 2times. Lord have MERCY on our Ears!

  16. Yesss February 7, 2012

    again i ask Alicia is singing wat? LOL Ha!

  17. Perry Power February 7, 2012

    I love Alicia, she never disappoints. And I hope Katy brings it like she did last year.

  18. Bey Fan… February 7, 2012

    I cant imagine her singing an Etta James song, but she my be singing something else. Im glad she’s gonna be there….

    Im watching for Adele and Akeys…..

  19. JER February 7, 2012

    Again, why?

  20. Anita February 7, 2012

    @asap, No, you’re not the only one looking forward to Alicia’s new album. I can’t wait, and I loved TEOF. I think it was her best album.

    As far as the Grammys, like another commenter stated, I now have a reason to watch them. Love Ms Alicia and can’t wait to see her perform.

  21. AK STAN February 8, 2012

    YAAAAAAY!!! Please sing something new! If not…its ok. Just bring it!! Love you! Cant wait to see the other ladies too…plus C Breezy. OMG…this grammys gonna be CRAY!

  22. KD February 8, 2012

    Yawn…I do not think that I will be watching.

  23. MISHKA February 8, 2012

    At last, some credibility around here, *no shade*.

    I hope they paid her big money since they snubbed her last year uggh.

    We are still waiting for the biggest surprise of all: THE THROOOONE !!!!!!!

  24. xoxo February 8, 2012

    alicia and adele! true talent. cant wait for alicias album aswell.

  25. YOOSONDALOOSE February 8, 2012

    YAY! Love Alicia she is beautiful and amazing, think she will do great, wish she was performing songs from her new album!

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