Alicia Keys to Pay Tribute to Etta James at Grammys

Alicia Keys

The Grammy telecast is adding even more star power in the days leading up to Sunday’s show. Alicia Keys will honor the late legend Etta James with a special performance.

The 14-time Grammy winner will team with blues icon Bonnie Raitt for a tribute at the 54th annual event, airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12.

The “At Last” singer died last month at the age of 73 from complications from leukemia. “Wow Etta James! :-( What a phenomenal woman and spectacular voice!” tweeted Alicia upon learning of her passing.

Other performers at this year’s Grammys include Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Adele, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and more.

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40 Comments

  1. Diego

    ill pass dont wanna hear her non singing ass up there where is Mary and Bee???

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    Anita Reply:

    @Diego, Who cares where the others are? I definitely want to hear Alicia sing. Doesn’t even matter what she sings just as long as she sings. Love her voice. This lady is definitely one of a kind.

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  2. Nikki

    B*tch have a seat, you need to go immediately and be fitted for a hearing aid, Alicia is a wonderful singer, you jealous hater, her 14 grammys says more than you can ever say, her songs are timeless and people continue to try and sing them and cant even touch her. Take your ignorant a** somewhere.

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  3. kb

    aww yay! this will be a special performance. i miss seeing alicia on stage

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  4. Sarah

    Can’t wait for this!

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  6. Sean

    cool! :)

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  7. whitechocolate

    go head licia

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  8. cece

    I guess beyonce really didn’t like etta james and she had every right too. etta was mean to bey and obama. which is why the only one made at statement was michelle obama

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @cece, Beyonce made a statement . Get receipts b4 u write .

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  9. Lauryn

    Bey’s Got Better Things To Do!

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    Really Reply:

    @Lauryn, like wat take care of fake baby

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    B*tches In Paris Reply:

    @Really, You mad bitch ?

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  10. Jay Scorpio

    OMG!!! seriously??!!! I think this chick better leave the tributes to the true vocalist… her screaming neither desired nor required…thnkx

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    Karen Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio,

    No her singing is required and desired. More power to her. I wish her continued success and I’m so happy she is going to be on the Grammy’s Show. She is a very special lady.

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  11. DeeJay

    I just glad its not Beyonce, I am tried of her trying to sing Etta song. Christina, & Alicia are the only one with the vocal range to pull it off.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @DeeJay, Lmao – Just stop .

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    Neon Reply:

    @DeeJay, the world needs less people like you who are always trying to bring everybody else down.

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    Really Reply:

    @Neon, yes im tried of beyonce i take christina she did a great tribute

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    B*tches In Paris Reply:

    @Really, You tired of KING Bey but you mention her alot ? Don’t seem too tired to me ..

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    Alsonfo Reply:

    @DeeJay, Beyonce only sang one(1) daymn time to obama & michelle almost 4 yrs ago so y u trippin boo

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    DeeJay Reply:

    @Alsonfo, **blank stare**

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    Jay Scorpio Reply:

    @DeeJay, what vocal range does AK have??? i know u gotta be kidding, dis chick screams on all her tracks

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    Tim Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, Who cares about her vocal range. This woman can sing so go ahead and worry about that range, I’m just going to enjoy her passionate singing-not screaming.

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  12. Jay

    Great! I ready for this years Grammys!

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  13. Kelvin

    All y’all haters stfu, she will do great while u will wish to have that success!

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  14. Sonya

    Glad to hear Alicia is going to take part in the Grammy’s show. Now it will be much much more interesting. If anyone knows how to do a tribute, Alicia does. I mean really, bringing up Beyonce again on an AK post? She can’t be included in every little thing. Please get over it.

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  15. Alsonfo

    Beyonce doesn’t wanna sing etta james at last cause beyonce wants other r&b soul artists to sing it so they can have there at last moments

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  18. Anita

    And now I actually have a good reason to watch the Grammys.

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  19. Nikki

    Now I will actually watch the grammys, I am dying for new music from Alicia, she needs to hurry up and get this album out. I have worn out my Adele, JHud, ESOM and SIAM 10 year, cant wait for this performance.

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  20. nicegirl

    Can’t wait. I know she will do a great job.

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  21. true love

    Beyonce should be the one during the tribute but I guess that she have stepped on too many legends toes.

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  23. sean

    NO one is better suited for this…ALicia is a true legend in her own right….can’t wait for the grammys now

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  24. nits

    i honestly die to see alicia sing anything…so definitely watching the grammys…can’t wait for the new album….music needs her back…hurry on up alicia

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  25. nits

    always die at the opportunity to see alicia live in performance…so definitely more psyched to see the grammys….can’t wait for that new album…it can’t come soon enough

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  26. Ema

    Yeah….!!!!i love seeing AK perform….in an artist she has got it all….sings amazing, writes amazing, produces amazing, performs amazing, is hot and definitely one hell of a human being. can’t wait for new music miss her

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  27. TOny

    NO one does it better for me than her so can’t wait to see her

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