News: Nicki Minaj Gets Tagged To Takeover Grammy Awards Stage
Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 8:37AM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj will put on for her team by performing at next month's annual Grammy Awards ceremony.
Nicki and other popular musicians like country singer Taylor Swift and rockers The Foo Fighters will also grace the televised stage.
The performer roster for the upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards? is beginning to fill out and Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are among the nominated ladies who will take the stage on the show. They'll have plenty of help from some of this year's other nominees, as Kelly Clarkson, the Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars and Jason Aldean will also sing on the show. The show, which airs live on CBS on February 12, will mark the first Grammy performance for Aldean and Minaj. The Foos and Mars will go into the night with six nominations each, while Minaj is vying in four categories, including Best New Artist?, where she'll face off against Bon Iver, Skrillex, J. Cole and the Band Perry. (MTV)
The colorful rapper has also confirmed the news by re-tweeting the Grammys' announcement.
"RT @TheGRAMMYs: Happy to welcome @nickiminaj as a first-time performer on our GRAMMY Awards stage on Feb. 12! #GRAMMYs," she re-tweeted January 12th. (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Rap star Kanye West leads this year's ceremony with the most Grammy nominations.
Adele is up for six Grammys including song and record of the year, for Rolling in the Deep, and best album, for 21. Rapper Kanye West leads the field with seven, while Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters also have six each. Mars, also up for best song, record and album, said; "It feels incredible." British band Radiohead are up for five awards including best rock performance and song for Lotus Flower. Winners will be announced on February 12th. (BBC UK)
Nicki Minaj's mentor Lil Wayne also landed a handful of nods.
Other leading contenders for the major music industry awards show include the Foo Fighters, also with six nominations, while Lil Wayne and newcomer Skrillex have five nominations apiece. The nominations for the top awards were announced during a televised concert in Los Angeles featuring performances by Lady Gaga, Usher and up-and-coming country singers The Band Perry. (The Guardian)
The 54th Grammy Awards will be televised Sunday, February 12th from Los Angeles.
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage below: