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Grammys bringing Timberlake back ... remember the last time?

Written by Scott Mervis on .

Justin Timberlake hasn’t performed at the Grammys in four years, and that last time, it was all Chris Brown’s fault.

Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich learned about 1 p.m. that Sunday afternoon that Rihanna had been in a car accident. Soon after, he learned that Chris Brown wasn't going to make it either. You all know that story ...

For the Grammy planners, that meant two last-minute cancellations in the performance schedule. Timberlake happened to be there as a presenter, and Ehrlich, according to the LA Times, rushed into his dressing room to see if the former 'N Sync frontman was willing to be pressed into action.

Looking through the seating chart, JT said, "If Al Green will do 'Let's Stay Together' with me, I can do it." Al Green agreed and they went right to rehearsal with this sweet, spontaneous version.

Today it was announced that Timberlake will return to the Grammys on Feb. 10 as a performer. The six-time winner is set to release his long-awaited third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," on March 19. He's already dropped the single, "Suit & Tie," with Jay-Z.

Already set to perform are Rihanna, Fun., Taylor Swift, Jack White, the Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert and a special  duet between Elton John and Ed Sheeran.

 

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