Etta James may not be able to attend the Grammys this year, but the late soul singer will be remembered in a special tribute at the award show this Sunday. Alicia Keys has been tapped to pay homage to James, who died of leukemia last month at 73.
Keys, a star of the current generation with 14 Grammys to her credit, will team with blues icon Bonnie Raitt to sing a medley of James classics.
James was laid to rest in her native Los Angeles, where music great Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera performed at a touching private service. Rev. Al Sharpton read James’ eulogy, while President Barack Obama issued a statement praising the “At Last” singer.
"Etta will be remembered for her legendary voice and her contributions to our nation's musical heritage," Obama's statement read.
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