Elton John requested Ed for Grammys

Sir Elton John personally requested to perform a duet with Ed Sheeran at the Grammy Awards in February

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This article is from 2013.

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Ed Sheeran

Sir Elton John personally requested to perform with Ed Sheeran at the Grammy Awards.

The 65-year-old 'Rocket Man' hitmaker will duet with Ed at the 55th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 10 as he is a huge fan of the 'A Team' singer's mellow vocals.

Ed told MTV: "He rung me up one day and said, 'How would you feel about performing with me at the Grammys?' I was like, 'I'll check my schedule.'

"He's been in touch for the past kind of three years, but has mostly become very prominent when we started to break the US, because he knows the States like the back of his hand.

"The thing is, when I've done it in England, they are my peers, I know them - but I'm performing in front of people that have never even heard of me, so I've got to really make an impression. It's gonna be fun."

Elton has recently performed at the Grammy Awards twice, opening the show with Lady Gaga in 2010, performing a medley of 'Poker Face', 'Speechless' and 'Your Song' and appearing with Leon Russell in 2011 to sing 'If It Wasn't for Bad'.

Other artists set to perform at the 2013 Grammys will include Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5. The show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10.

This article is from 2013.

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