Madonna And Gorillaz To Unite At Grammys
The Queen of Pop will perform with the animated apes at the ceremony...
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Madonna has collaborated with plenty of animated performers in the past: Britney, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Rodman, Ali G. But at the upcoming Grammy Awards, the singer will share the stage with an actual cartoon: The Gorillaz.
The five-time Grammy winner will join the Grammy-nominated animated group at the 48th annual awards, which take place on February 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according to an announcement from the Recording Academy.
The Gorillaz will appear in 3-D animated color during the performance using a technique that was unveiled by the band at last years MTV Europe Music Awards: Three-dimensional holograms of the individual gorilla band members were projected onto screens onstage during their performance of Feel Good Inc, while De La Soul donned the stage in the flesh.
Gorillaz are nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Short Form Music Video (for Feel Good Inc.), Best Urban/Alternative Performance (for Dirty Harry) and Record of the Year, also for Feel Good Inc..
Madonna and Gorillaz join a performance lineup that includes Mariah Carey, Coldplay, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, U2 with Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill with Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera with Herbie Hancock, Jamie Foxx with Kanye West and an all-star tribute to Sly and the Family Stone with Legend, Maroon 5, Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.
The Grammys take place on February 8.