Renowned hip-hop producer Dr. Dre will make his first live television performance in over ten years alongside Eminem at this weekend’s Grammy Awards.
According to reports, the Doc will perform with Em at the annual ceremony.
Continuing the annual Grammy Awards tradition of pairing A-list artists for musical collaborations, the Hollywood Reporter has learned that Dr. Dre will join his protege Eminem onstage at this Sunday’s show (CBS, 8 p.m.). It will mark the rap icon’s first live television performance in more than a decade and comes on the heels of a stellar year for Em, who not only has the best-selling album of 2010 with Recovery, but is also up for 10 awards (he’s won a total of 11 Grammys since breaking onto the scene in 1999). Dre is also up for album of the year, as a producer on Recovery. (Hollywood Reporter)
In addition to Em and Dre, a string of other performers including Usher and B.o.B. are set to hit the stage.
Others set to perform at the 2011 Grammys include Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber with Usher and Jaden Smith, B.o.B, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and Cee Lo Green with actress Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets. (On The Red Carpet)
Former rumored couple Drake and Rihanna will perform “What’s My Name” at the showcase.
It was only a matter of time until the red-headed starlet and everyone’s favorite yellow rapper hit the stage together.Rihanna and Drake will take the floor at this year’s 53rd Grammy Awards performing their number-one single, “What’s My Name?” from the Pop diva’s critically acclaimed Loud album. Rihanna’s up for six Grammy’s including Record of the Year for Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” and Best Dance Recording for “Only Girl (In the World).” Drake’s up for four awards including one for Best New Artist and Best Rap Solo Performance for “Over.” (Complex)
Although Eminem leads this year’s Grammy Awards with ten nominations, Shady Records artist Royce Da 5’9 recently said Marshall Mathers does not expect to win.
“It’s funny, I just had the conversation with him about it,” Royce said in an interview referring to the upcoming Grammy Awards . “He doesn’t think he’s gonna win anything. He wouldn’t bet me, though. But I think he honestly thinks he’s not gonna win. Which I think is ridiculous — I think he’s gonna win. We’re rooting for him.” (MTV)
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 and will broadcast live on CBS at 8PM ET/PT.
Check out some past Dr. Dre footage down below: