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Grammy Awards 2019: Diana Ross will perform on live show, Shaggy will host pre-ceremony

Diana Ross will perform at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in a segment honoring her musical accomplishments.

The legendary singer will take the stage during the Feb. 10 ceremony, which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on CBS.

In other Grammy news, the Premiere Ceremony, which takes place before the broadcast from 3:30-6:30 p.m., will be streamed live via

Shaggy will host the event at the Microsoft Theater, where the majority of the awards in 84 categories are handed out.

Presenters include current nominees Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Kalani Pe'a, Questlove, Cécile McLorin Salvant, TOKiMONSTA, and former Recording Academy Chair Jimmy JamCheche Alara will serve as musical director.

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Performances are scheduled from singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris, and dance/electronic duo Sofi Tukker. Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will take the stage together to perform. As well, Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas, and Natalia Lafourcade will unite to perform the Mexican folkloric classic "La Llorona" for the first time ever, which all three have recorded during their careers.
The livestream of the Premiere Ceremony will remain on for 90 days. 

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  

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