B.o.B was already set to have a pretty exciting night at this February’s Grammy Awards. The Atlanta rapper is nominated for five awards including Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, and Record of the Year. Now, win or lose, the young emcee’s night is going to be eventful as he has been asked to perform at the ceremony. Bobby Ray will perform with previous duet partner Bruno Mars and R&B newcomer Janelle Monáe. The Grammy’s are being held on February 13th and will air on CBS at 8PM EST. Other scheduled performers include Eminem and Cee-Lo.
In other live news, the lineup for the 31st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced and some big names in Hip Hop are set to headline the event. Lauryn Hill, currently embarking on her first tour in years, will play the fest along with the Legendary Roots Crew, who will be performing with John Legend. Lupe Fiasco and Mystical are also on the bill as well as Wyclef, who will lead a tribute to Haitian culture. The Festival will take place on the weekends of April 29-May 1 and the following weekend, May 5-May 8. Visit www.nojazzfest.com for more details.