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Ready to rock with Shawn 'Jay-z' Carter & Linkin Park?

Nominated for a Grammy this year for their groundbreaking collaboration Numb/Encore, the duo promise an electrifying performance on the big night.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 15:02 IST

Multiple Grammy winner-rapper mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will perform with Grammy-winning rockers Linkin Park, for what is destined to be an electrifying performance. The two have been nominated for a Grammy this yearfor their groundbreaking collaboration Numb/Encore.

Newly announced presenters include Grammy nominee Alicia Keys and comedian-actor Dave Chappelle. Nominee AnoushkaShankar — up for Best Contemporary World Music Album (Rise) — will perform during the Grammy Pre-Telecast ceremony.

These outstanding artists join previously announced performers Mariah Carey, John Legend and KanyeWest — all with eight nominations each; Madonna with Gorillaz; Paul McCartney; Kelly Clarkson (who also is an honorary member of The Academy's What's The Download® Board); Bruce Springsteen; U2 and Mary J. Blige; Coldplay; Faith Hill and Keith Urban; Christina Aguilera and HerbieHancock; Sugarland; Jamie Foxx with Kanye West; an all-star tribute to Sly And The Family Stone featuring Maroon 5, Will.I.Am of The Black Eyed Peas, Robert Randolph, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Joss Stone, John Legend, Ciara and Devin Lima; and nominee Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir join Mariah Carey.

Previously announced presenters include Big & Rich, Chris Brown, Michael Bublé, Common (who also is an honorary What's The Download Board member), Jenna Elfman, Destiny's Child, Matt Dillon, Tom Hanks, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Love
Hewitt, Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah, Ludacris, Bonnie Raitt, and James Taylor.

As previously announced, hosting the Pre-Telecast are revered rock guitarist Steve Vai and TV personality Giselle Fernandez; presenters for the Pre-Telecast include nominees Jars Of Clay, Shirley Caesar, Nnenna Freelon, Delbert McClinton; and K-Mozart radio personality and conductor/composer John Santana.

Pop vocalist Michael Bublé will be featured in a performance during the Pre-telecast as well.

The Grammy Awards will take place on Wednesday, February 8, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 15:02 IST