Mary J Blige and Ludacris will team up with funk legends EARTH WIND + FIRE to fill the final performance slot at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (11FEB07). The three acts will join forces to present a tribute to funk and hip-hop at the star-studded show, which will also feature collaborations between Shakira and Wyclef Jean, Lionel Richie, Chris Brown and Smokey Robinson and Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Also new to the Grammys line-up is James Blunt and rapper T.I., who will join the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Dixie Chicks, Christina Aguilera and reunited THE POLICE among the night's performers.