The Grammy Awards still have the ability to surprise. The Recording Academy unveiled this morning that Justin Timberlake will perform on the Feb. 10 telecast, his first musical appearance in support of his first new solo material since 2006.
Timberlake, a six time Grammy winner and two-time nominee for album of the year, will release "The 20/20 Experience" on March 19. Still a mystery -- for now, at least -- is whether Timberlake will use the Grammys to unveil a new song, or perform his recently released "Suit & Tie," his retro-minded soul single that features an assist from Jay-Z.
The Grammy Awards will air live except for the West Coast on CBS. Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" was at No. 4 last week on the U.S. pop charts, and has thus far sold 315,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Timberlake, in his relatively short career, has a long history with the Grammys. In 2009, He was asked to host the telecast (he declined), but he did perform that year with Al Green. The two staged a last-minute take of Green's "Let's Stay Together," a performance added after the Chris Brown assault on Rihanna forced the two off the Grammy broadcast.