*N SYNC’S DATE WITH DESTINY

The acts are added to an already stellar bill, including Madonna and U2...

DESTINY’S CHILD and *NSYNC are the latest acts to be lined up to perform alongside MADONNA and U2 at the GRAMMY AWARDS on February 21.

Destiny’s Child – who are another of the acts who are believed to have been approached to appear at the Brit Awards in London on February 26 – are nominated in five categories, including Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year, Best R&B Performance by a Group with Vocal and Best R&B Song for ‘Say My Name’.

*NSYNC, meanwhile, are up in three categories, including Record Of The Year for ‘Bye Bye Bye’ and Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘No Strings Attached’.

According to Allstar news on www.cdnow.com, Best New Artist nominee Brad Paisley is also to duet with Dolly Parton, who’s nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for ‘Travelin’ Prayer’ and Best Bluegrass album for ‘The Grass Is Blue’.

The glittering 43rd annual awards take place at the Los Angeles Staples Centre, with newly-announced presenters including Erykah Badu, who is nominated in the Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance categories for ‘Bag Lady’, and Carlos Santana.

The show is to be broadcast live on CBS in the United States.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Eminem is another of the many artists who have been approached with a view to a Brit Awards performance at London Earl’s Court, which are presented by TV duo Ant & Dec, although a spokesperson reiterated that as yet no acts have been fully confirmed. Earlier speculation that REM and Morrissey could potentially play a duet has been played down on REM’s official site.