Paul McCartney, a thirteen time Grammy winner, will perform for the first time at The 48th Annual Grammy Awards. The pop/rock legend will grace the stage for what is being hailed as a very special performance. This year, McCartney is up for three Grammy's: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (Chaos And Creation In The Backyard) and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Fine Line"). McCartney was also honored with The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990 and President's Merit Award in 2004. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will introduce the unprecedented performance.
The Recording Academy also announced that Kelly Clarkson will perform for the first time on the Grammy telecast, and R&B newcomer Ciara is joining the tribute to Sly And The Family Stone; both are up for multiple Grammy Awards this year.
The previously announced star-studded list of presenters for the The 48th Annual Grammy Awards continues to grow with the most recently added names, Destiny's Child, Chris Brown, Teri Hatcher, Jenna Elfman, and the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year James Taylor.
The Grammy Awards—the music industry's premier event—will be broadcast live on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The show is also available on Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at www.grammy.yahoo.com.