Chris Brown Returns to the Scene of the Crime: The Grammys Stage
How’s this for awkward? Chris Brown has been tapped perform at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards stage on Sunday, where Rihanna — the former flame whose kept him from the past three Grammy prize-givings — will also be singing with Coldplay.
Just three years after Rihanna was left with visible injuries on the eve of the 2009 ceremony, Grammy organizers have confirmed that Breezy will take to the stage at the weekend ceremony, airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Despite being nominated in the past, the 22-year -old has not appeared at the awards since the incident.
This year he’s up for a trio of trophies, Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies), Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Look at Me Now.”
Rihanna is also in the running for a few awards. She’s up for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album for Loud and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “What’s My Name?” — featuring her other ex, Drake.
Of course, the Grammys won’t be the first reunion of 2012 for the pair. Chris and Rihanna — the frequent targets of reconciliation rumors — were both at the same Super Bowl party in Los Angeles last week.
The already jam packed lineup of star musicians set to perform at the awards just became bigger! Tony Bennett and country starlet Carrie Underwood have all been added to the performers list. Also joining the fray, 14-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt. The songstresses will perform a tribute to singer Etta James, who passed away of leukemia in January.
New presenters have also been announced, including Grammy winner Marc Anthony, Lady Antebellum and TV/radio personality Ryan Seacrest.
Music’s Biggest Night will be hosted by two-time gong winner and NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J. Look for the broadcast to air on CBS this Sunday, Feb. 12 @ 8 p.m. (ET/PT).