Kelly Clarkson to Pay Tribute to Patti Page, Carole King at 2013 Grammys?
With just days until the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, internet rumblings are circulating like wildfire regarding collaborations, award predictions and potential performances from some of the biggest names in all of music. It is rumored that Kelly Clarkson will forgo a performance of a song from her own catalog to pay tribute to female icons Patti Page and Carole King.
According to MjsBigBlog, Clarkson will be honor Page and King with a medley of ‘How Much Is That Doggie in the Window’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move’ — two signature tunes from Page and King, respectively.
Page is being honored for her contributions to traditional pop music. The singer, born Clara Ann Fowler, first made her mark in a big way with her 1950 No. 1 hit, ‘Tennessee Waltz, which became one of the best-selling singles from a female in the 20th century. Page eventually went on to sell more than 100 million records during her successful career as a pop superstar.
The singing legend, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013, passed away last month at the age of 85.
King is also being recognized during the 2013 Grammys ceremony with the same honor. Her 1971 record ‘Tapestry,’ which sold more than 11 million copies domestically, is often regarded as a masterpiece due to her ability to craft catchy tunes with profound lyrical depth. The New Jersey native is often regarded as one of best songwriters of her generation. King has been awarded four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her contributions to songwriting.
Members of the country community confirmed to perform at the 2013 Grammys include Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley. Taylor Swift will open the show with what is expected to be one of the biggest productions of the evening.
The 2013 Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8PM ET on CBS.