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Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch and Martina McBride to perform Grammys tribute to Aretha Franklin

THE-QUEEN-OF-SOUL

THE-QUEEN-OF-SOULThe Queen of Soul will be honored with a full-on diva jamboree at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards this Sunday: Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch have been announced as performers in an Aretha Franklin tribute intended as a “valentine” and “get well” card for the recently ailing legend—an 18-time winner and current nominee for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

Best New Artist nominee Esperanza Spalding has also been added as a performer, and Marc Anthony, Jamie Foxx, John Mayer and Donnie Wahlberg have all been added to the presenters roster.

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Originally posted February 9 2011 — 11:53 AM EST

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