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Adele Will Return to Live Performance at the Grammys

Expected to sing live for the first time since vocal surgery

January 31, 2012 11:25 AM ET
Adele performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
Adele performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
Kevin Mazur

Adele will make her return to the stage with an appearance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The singer, who has been recuperating from surgery on her vocal cords, is nominated for six awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" and Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21.

Since Adele was forced to cancel a sold-out tour of the United States in order to treat her vocal condition, this will be the singer's first public performance in over five months. She joins a lineup of performances that includes Coldplay and Rihanna, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Glen Campbell and the Band Perry, Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters. The ceremony will be hosted by LL Cool J and will air live on CBS.

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