Still more performers added to Grammys

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Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer and Keith Urban will join forces for a tribute to rock and R&B pioneer Bo Diddley, who died last year.

Blink 182 will present an award at the event, marking the rock trio's first public appearance since 2005. Also new to the presenter roster are Kate Beckinsale, Natalie Cole, Zooey Deschanel, Diddy, Morgan Freeman, Green Day, Dwayne Johnson, John Legend, Leona Lewis, LL Cool J, Jason Mraz, Emily Procter, LeAnn Rimes and will.i.am.

The Grammys will feature performances by Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland, U2, Kid Rock, Rihanna, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, Paul McCartney (with Dave Grohl on drums), Katy Perry, Radiohead, T.I. and Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, and the quartet of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West.

There will also be a Four Tops tribute featuring surviving member Duke Fakir with Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo.


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