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Justin Timberlake to Perform at Grammys

Singer's appearance at awards will be his first in four years

Justin Timberlake in Westwood, California.
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January 30, 2013 11:30 AM ET

Justin Timberlake is adding to an already-busy year with a performance next month at the Grammys, marking his first onstage appearance at the awards show in four years. 

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Timberlake hasn't had much free time lately: he recently released his new single "Suit and Tie," announcing his upcoming March 19th album The 20/20 Experience and relaunching the revamped Myspace. He also has a role in the upcoming Coen brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. Before the Grammys, Timberlake will play his first show show in four years at a February 2nd Super Bowl benefit event.

Jack White, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, Rihanna and Carrie Underwood are among those set to perform at the 55th Grammy Awards on February 10th.

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