Destiny’s Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which will also feature newly confirmed performances by Train and Alan Jackson. As previously reported, other performances include U2, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, ‘N Sync with Nelly, and a multi-artist tribute to the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack. Comedian Jon Stewart will host the event, which will be broadcast live on CBS television.
Destiny’s Child and Sanz originally planned to sing “Quisiera Ser” from Sanz’s WEA Latina album “El Alma al Aire” at the 2001 Latin Grammys, which were canceled in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. “We are honored to perform with such a giant in the Latin world and are eager to show all our fans another side to Destiny’s Child,” group member Kelly Rowland said in a statement.
Train is up for four Grammys, including record and song of the year for “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me).” Destiny’s Child is up for best R&B album for “Survivor” (Columbia). Jackson will perform his No. 1 country single “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning?),” which can be found on his chart-topping Arista Nashville album, “Drive.”
Dixie Chicks, Kid Rock, and comedians Kevin James and Ray Romano have signed on as presenters, joining Gloria Estefan, No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson, Diana Krall, and Britney Spears.