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Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and Frank Ocean Added to Grammys Lineup

Keys and Maroon 5 will team up for a special performance

Alicia Keys, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Frank Ocean
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January 31, 2013 10:55 AM ET

Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys will team up for a special performance at this year's Grammy Awards, with rising R&B star Frank Ocean also slated to perform when the show airs live on February 10th.

While Keys isn't up for any awards this year – her latest effort Girl On Fire will be eligible next year – Maroon 5 is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Payphone," while their record Overexposed will compete for best Pop Vocal Album. Ocean nabbed an impressive six nods, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year for "Thinkin Bout You," and his debut Channel Orange is up for Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album.

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The Grammys also announced their first wave of presenters, a list that includes actor Neil Patrick Harris, Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.

Ocean, Keys and Maroon 5 join an already impressive Grammys lineup, which will feature Justin Timberlake along with performances from nominees like Jack White, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, fun., Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, the Lumineers and the Black Keys. You can check out this year's other nominees as well.

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