CBS announced today that GRAMMY winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher will join in a tribute to Michael Jackson at THE 52nd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcasting live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on January 31st. This will feature the never-before-seen 3-D mini-movie for ‘Earth Song’ that was created by Jackson for his ‘This Is It’ tour.
“This very special GRAMMY Moment will feature some of our most beloved GRAMMY winners, all of whom have a great love for Michael,” added Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This segment promises to be an emotional highlight of this year’s show, and is sure to join the unique list of amazing performances for which the GRAMMY Awards have become renowned.”
This will be the first time a major awards show broadcasts in 3-D. CBS and Target have partnered to provide millions of free 3-D GRAMMY Glasses. From Sunday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 31, Target stores nationwide will exclusively offer these 3-D GRAMMY Glasses so that fans have the opportunity to see the film that was very personal to Jackson. The audience at STAPLES Center will be wearing the same glasses.