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Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt to honor Etta James

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  • Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt will perform tribute to late Etta James at Grammy Awards
  • Etta James died on January 20 from complications due to leukemia
Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt to honor Etta James

Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt will be performing together in a tribute to the late Etta James at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, The Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

Blues singer Bonnie Raitt expressed her excitement for the performance, telling HLN, "I'm so excited to be performing with Alicia to pay tribute to Etta at this year's Grammy's. What an honor to be able to celebrate my friend and her monumental legacy, which will continue to inspire singers across genres and generations to come."
 
Singer Etta James died at age 73 on January 20 from complications due to leukemia. Etta was previously honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2003 and won awards for her blues albums “Let’s Roll” and “Blues to the Bones.”
 
Along with the tribute from Keys and Raitt, Grammy nominees Chris Brown, Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood have also been added to the list of the evening’s performers. Previously-announced Grammy performers include Adele, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Taylor Swift.
 
Which Etta James’ song would you like to hear Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt sing?
 

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