Yesterday, news of singer Jennifer Lopez being scheduled to perform during Motown Records’ 60th-anniversary tribute sent Twitter into a frenzy.
Many wondered how she was chosen to sing during the special and questioned her vocal capability, which also left people wondering who else was scheduled to perform. Some questions have been answered for those who were wondering. The Recording Academy recently announced that Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, John Legend, Boyz II Men, Chloe x Halle, Tori Kellly, Ciara, Martha Reeves, Ne-Yo, and more will be alongside Lopez during the performance.
We're celebrating the historic American record label @Motown by presenting "Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration." With performances from @StevieWonder, @DianaRoss, @BoyzIIMen, @chloexhalle, @torikelly, @johnlegend, @NeYoCompound, and more.https://t.co/zGweEARnH4— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 7, 2019
Comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer will host the Motown tribute alongside Motown legend Smokey Robinson.
Fantasia, who will also be honoring the late Aretha Franklin during the Grammys this Sunday alongside Yolanda Adams and Andra Day will also be performing during the Motown tribute.
The special takes place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Feb. 12 and will air live on CBS on April 21.
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