*Aretha Frankilin will get an all-star musical tribute at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 13).
The Recording Academy announced today that four-time Grammy winner Yolanda Adams, four-time Grammy winner and Latin Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, country superstar Martina McBride, and current nominee Florence Welch will salute the Queen of Soul “ in celebration of her music and ongoing legacy.”
Franklin, 68, is not expected to attend Sunday night’s event, presumably due to her recent, undisclosed health problems. According to her rep, she’ll be at home in Detroit watching with her friends and family.
The special performance will take place at the start of the program and feature individual and collective renditions of some of Franklin’s classics.
The tribute will be among several performances set to take place at the Grammys, by such artists as Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jaden Smith, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and, in his live Grammy performance debut, Mick Jagger.
On Tuesday, the Academy also announced that best traditional pop vocal album nominee (for her “Love Is the Answer’) Barbra Streisand would also perform, introduced by her long-ago “A Star Is Born” costar, Kris Kristofferson.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Los Angeles’s Staples Center and air live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT.