Bob Dylan & Dr. Dre Join Grammy Lineup

This year’s Grammy Awards promise to have a little something for almost every type of music fan. Along with performances from every act nominated for album of the year and best new artist, Bob Dylan and Dr. Dre will be there to participate in two special collaborations.

Dylan, who has picked up 10 Grammy awards of his own in addition to a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement, will be joined on stage by Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers in a salute to acoustic music.

Mumford & Sons are up for best new artist as well as best rock song for “Little Lion Man.”

Dr. Dre will perform with Eminem and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, marking Dr. Dre’s first live television performance in more than a decade.

Eminem earned the honor of the most 2011 Grammy nominations with 10 nods including album of the year (for Recovery), record of the year (for “Love The Way You Lie”), song of the year (for “Love The Way You Lie”) and best pop collaboration with vocals (for “Airplanes, Part II”). Dr. Dre is up for album of the year thanks to his part co-producing Eminem’s Recovery. Levine and his Maroon 5 bandmates are competing for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals (for “Misery”).

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93.3 Jingle Balls 2010, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

Presenters recently added to the festivities include Zac Brown Band’s Zac Brown, Keith Urban,, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, actor/singer Matthew Morrison, Ryan Seacrest, actor Eva Longoria, linebacker Clay Matthews, actor Jason Segel, and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

Brown is up for four Grammy awards and Urban was nominated for best male country vocal performance (for “‘Til Summer Comes Around”). Morrison and his “Glee” costars are nominated for best compilation soundtrack album for motion picture, television or other visual media for Glee: The Music, Volume 1.

Yesterday Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence Welch were added to the list of performers. The singers will be featured in a special segment celebrating Aretha Franklin with performances of some of the Queen of Soul’s classic hits. Esperanza Spalding will also perform a number with members of the Grammy Jazz Ensembles and Grammy camp.

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The Wiltern, Los Angeles, Calif.

Franklin is nominated for best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for her duo with Ronald Isley on “You’ve Got A Friend.” She has previously racked up 18 Grammy awards in addition to a Record Academy Lifetime Achievement Award and Grammy Legend Award.

Welch and her Florence & The Machine bandmates are competing with Spalding in the best new artist category.

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 13 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tune in to CBS to watch the show from 8-11:39 p.m. ET/PT. The ceremony will also be featured on radio worldworld via Westwood One and covered online at,, and on the Grammy’s YouTube channel.

For more information – including a complete list of nominees, performers and presenters – click here for the official Grammy website.