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Grammys: Kanye West to appear solo and with Rihanna, Paul McCartney

Grammys: Kanye West to appear solo and with Rihanna, Paul McCartney
Kanye West, shown performing in New York in December, has joined the lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony. He will perform solo and in a number with Rihanna and Paul McCartney. (Charles Sykes / Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Kanye West has joined the party for Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast, and the always outspoken rapper will be featured twice on the CBS broadcast, in a solo performance and together in one of the event’s signature cross-generational collaborations, this one a teaming with Paul McCartney and singer Rihanna.

West recently released his recorded duet with McCartney, the ballad "Only One," a likely reference point for their Grammy show performance.

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Other previously announced pairings include Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox with Hozier, Tom Jones with Jessie J, Gwen Stefani with Adam Levine and Common with John Legend.

This year's show is shaping up to have a record number of musical performances, with close to two dozen production numbers, according to longtime Grammy ceremony Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.

Other performers on tap for the show include Madonna, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, AC/DC, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert,  Ed Sheeran and Usher.

The 2015 Grammy Awards will take place at Staples Center downtown and the broadcast will go out live to most of the country at 8 p.m. EST, with a tape delay for West Coast viewing in prime time, also at 8 p.m.

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