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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards is Sunday night. LL Cool J is the evening's host, and the guest artist list is an impressive roster of talent from today and yesterday. While you can never know for sure what is going to happen at the Grammys (right, Kanye West?). Here are ten things we are definitely looking forward to.
10. Rihanna teams up with Coldplay
I'll admit that Coldplay has never been a favorite band of mine. The list explaining why is too long to go into here, but I will concede that Mylo Xyloto is an impressive album. Rihanna lends her vocals - and hopefully daring outfit - on "Princess of China."
9. Classy: Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood
Tony Bennett is not what he used to be, but the legendary crooner can still draw a crowd and win over new fans with duets. This time he teams up with Carrie Underwood. They can't fail.
8. Folk music rules: The Civil Wars
2011 may have been the year of Adele, but this Nashville duo's arrival on the charts showed listeners everywhere that American folk music is still very cool.
7. Chris Brown stages his comeback
Chris Brown's career has been on life support ever since Rihanna-gate. While the R&B artist has made several flash-in-the-pan appearances throughout the year, Sunday night's performance could be his comeback's moment of truth.
6. Get your funk on: Dance/electronica segment featuring Chris Brown, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne
Rap, rock, dance and electronica will come together and turn the Staples Center into an Ibiza nightclub for a few minutes. Foam included?
5. Let's hear it from the ladies: Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt
Apart from an appearance here and there, Bonnie Raitt has been virtually gone from the music scene since 2005. With a new album coming out this year, the queen of the slide guitar will team up with Alicia Keys for what will undoubtedly be the most soulful performance of the evening.
4. A little bit country: Glen Campbell with the Band Perry and Blake Shelton
Country music hall of famer Glen Campbell is on a farewell tour after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's last summer. What better way to say goodbye than with two of the biggest acts in country music today.
3. Legends: Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Two rock and roll legends will take the stage (though not at the same time) and show all these whippersnappers how it's done.
2. The Beach Boys reunite for their first appearance in 20 years
Wouldn't it be nice! Who can not be excited about The Beach Boys getting back together - even if it's only for one night. My only question is: will John Stamos be joining them?
2011 was the year of Adele. The English singer dominated the Billboard charts, broke records and made Karl Lagerfeld eat his words. Her appearance on Sunday will be her first time back on stage since undergoing vocal-cord surgery in October.