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Mick Jagger to perform at Grammys

Sir Mick Jagger will perform at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles this month, organisers have announced.

The 67-year-old Rolling Stones frontman will perform with Raphael Saadiq at the 13 February event. Other acts performing at the 53rd Grammys show include Eminem, Usher, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Rihanna and British pop group Muse.

Sir Mick will sing as part of a tribute to late soul great Solomon Burke, who opened a number of concerts for the Rolling Stones.

Sir Mick also performed on the Grammys via videolink from London after Eric Clapton presented the Stones with a lifetime achievement award in 1986.

Grammys president and CEO Neil Portnow described the organisers as “thrilled, delighted, excited and very much looking forward” to him performing.


“It’s extraordinary to many of us that… he has never performed on the Grammy stage,” he said.

Burke, who died in October aged 70, wrote the classic song Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.

Jagger’s Grammys appearance will be his first public performance since 2007, sparking rumour of a possible Rolling Stones tour. This week, after a recent lawsuit brought alleged touring plans to light, the band issued a statement denying they had any “firm plans”.

The 53rd annual Grammy awards will take place in Los Angeles at the Staples Centre on 13 February.

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