Mick Jagger, lead singer of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, will score a first in musical performance as part of the 53rd Grammy Awards, on February 13 in Los Angeles.
Jagger will take the stage as part of a tribute to recently deceased soul legend Solomon Burke, who died of natural causes Oct. 10 at the age of 70.
In 1986, Mick Jagger and his group made a brief appearance via satellite at the 28th Grammy Awards, from London, when Eric Clapton presented their award for lifetime achievement throughout their careers.
Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said he’s ecstatic about Jagger’s appearance.
“We’re thrilled, delighted, excited and very much looking forward to Mick doing his debut on the Grammy stage,” Portnow told The Associated Press. “It’s extraordinary to many of us that the fact is, this will be the first time; he has never performed on the Grammy stage.”
This will be the first performance at the Grammy Awards for Mick Jagger and many other artists, including Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, the rapper BoB, Miranda Lambert, Bruno Mars, Gwyneth Paltrow, Janelle Monáe and the British band Muse .
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Eminem, Cee Lo Green and Lady Antebellum will also perform at the gala which will be shown live on CBS, February 13, from 20 pm
Eminem is the artist who has garnered the highest number of nominations for the 53rd edition. He was cited 10 times with the success of his latest album, Recovery.