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Joni Mitchell has never performed at the Grammys — that's about to change

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CHELSEA MORNING")

JONI MITCHELL: (Singing) Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning. And the first thing that I heard...

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning, I'm A Martínez. Joni Mitchell has won nine Grammy Awards and has been nominated 18 times in her six-decade career. Remarkably, she's never performed the award ceremony, and that's about to change. The folk icon will sing at the event for the first time this Sunday. Mitchell also has a chance to add to her trophy case. Her live album "Joni Mitchell In Newport" is up for Best Folk Album.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CHELSEA MORNING")

MITCHELL: (Singing) And we'll wear it till the night comes.

MARTÍNEZ: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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