It's official: Juanes, the Colombian pop superstar, will perform at the Grammy Awards show. His presence, though hardly surprising, likely will give the broadcast a ratings boost with Latino viewers.
He also performed Wednesday evening at USC as part of the fourth annual "Grammy in the Schools Live! — A Celebration of Music & Education," which showcased several high school music-training and education initiatives that are supported by the Grammy Foundation.
Juanes' chart-topping record "MTV: Unplugged," which won last year's Latin Grammy album of the Year, is a leading contender to win the Grammy prize for Latin pop album. The singer-guitarist-songwriter also is the only Latin artist 's scheduled to perform at Friday's 2013 Musicares Person of the Year tribute to Bruce Springsteen.