News: Rihanna Makes Nicki Minaj Scoot Over, Added To Grammy Awards Performers
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 1:00PM
Next month's Grammy Awards 2012 stage will have to be big enough for both Nicki Minaj and Rihanna as the R&B star has revealed she is now slated to put her vocals to the test at the annual ceremony.
RiRi hit up Twitter to reveal being the latest addition to the Grammy Awards performers' list.
"#RihannaNavy My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards! #BONKERS," she tweeted January 18th.
"WE reached 2BILLION views on @youtube !!! THANK U!!! I'm in a great mood, and I got some GREAT NEWS!!! PRINCESS OF CHINA #GRAMMYS2012" (Rihanna's Twitter)
Not only there to perform, RiRi is also up for a handful of awards.
Rihanna, who received four nominations this year, joins previously announced performers including Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, and Taylor Swift. LL Cool J will host the 54th annual telecast, which airs live on February 12 from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. (Rap-Up)
This year's performers including Nicki Minaj and country superstar Taylor Swift.
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)
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)
The 54th Grammy Awards will be televised Sunday, February 12th from Los Angeles.
Check out some recent Rihanna footage below: