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February 2nd, 2006 10:13am EST
Paul McCartneyThirteen-time Grammy winner Paul McCartney will perform for the first time in the history of the Grammy telecast during the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. Comedian/talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres—a past Grammy nominee and host—will introduce the McCartney performance. Others added to present include seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, Grammy-winning singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt, and actress/singer/songwriter Jennifer Love Hewitt.

McCartney is up for three Grammys: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (click for review) and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Fine Line"). McCartney also was honored with The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990 and President's Merit Award in 2004.

The Grammy Awards will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

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