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Top nominee Eminem to perform at Grammy Awards

of the Oakland Press

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He leads all nominees, and now Eminem will be one of the leading performers on at the 53rd Grammy Awards on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.

The Detroit rapper -- whose 10 nominations are the most for any artist this year -- was announced Thursday (Jan. 13) as a performer on the CBS telecast, joining Lady Gaga, Cee-Lo Green, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry. It will be Eminem's fourth Grammy performance, following collaborations with Elton John in 2001, the Roots in 2003 and with Lil Wayne and Drake at last year's ceremony.

There's no word yet on what Eminem will perform this year or if he'll be joined by any other artists.

Eminem has won 11 Grammys already. His nominations this year include: Record Of The Year (with Rihanna), Song Of The Year (with Alexander Grant and Skylar Grey), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Rihanna), and Best Rap Song (with Grant and Grey) for "Love The Way You Lie"; Best Short Form Music Video (with Rihanna) for "Love The Way You Lie (Explicit Version)"; Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for Recovery; Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for "Airplanes, Part II" (with B.o.B & Hayley Williams); and Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song (with M. Burnett, J. Evans, Luis Resto & M. Samuels) for "Not Afraid."

In other Eminem news, the rapper has announced the signing of all-star group Salughterhouse and Alabama MC Yelawolf to his Shady Records label. He tells XXL magazine that the signings represent "phase two of Shady. It's the new generation of Shady Records, and as we're trying to rebuild our label, it's exciting for hip-hop and with all of these forces coming together and with what everybody's capable of on the mic, it's gonna be fun."

Slaughterhouse features Eminem's Detroit pal Royce Da 5'9" as well as Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I.

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