Simon, Bow Wow To Play to Grammys

Monday, February 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perennial award-winner Paul Simon and teen rapper Lil Bow Wow will perform at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced Monday.

Simon is nominated for album of the year for ``You're the One.'' He has previously won album of the year three times and already owns 16 Grammys.

Lil Bow Wow, a 13-year-old rapper from Columbus, Ohio, is best known for his hit single ``Bounce with Me.''

Performers scheduled to present awards on Wednesday include Melissa Etheridge, Bette Midler, Kid Rock, Shakira, Lee Ann Womack, Joe, Robbie Robertson, Stevie Wonder, Mya and Jimmy Smits, the academy said. Comedian and author Jon Stewart will host the event.