Jennifer Lopez can do many things — sing, dance, act, produce — but some music fans think there’s one thing she shouldn’t do.
According to reports, Lopez will perform a tribute to Motown during Sunday’s Grammy Awards, a decision that leaves some Twitter users confused and angry. Lopez has not confirmed her participation.
But, as The AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri reported, “the 60th anniversary of Motown will receive a star-filled soiree a couple of days after the Grammy Awards.
“Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” will tape Feb. 12 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and air on CBS on April 21.
“The live concert will feature Atlanta’s Chloe x Halle, Ciara and Ne-Yo, as well as Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Little Big Town, John Legend, Boyz II Men, Fantasia, Brian and Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Thelma Houston, Tori Kelly, Martha Reeves, Meghan Trainor, Valerie Simpsonand Pentatonix.”
Motown Records was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records in 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corp. in 1960.
The label is synonymous with black artists, signing such icons as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
So, when social media users heard the Motown tribute would be performed by someone other than a Motown artist, they took to Twitter to vent.
The 61st annual Grammy Awards air 8 p.m. Feb. 10 on CBS.
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