News: Drake Ready To Get Suited Up, Green-Lighted For Grammy Awards

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 3:32PM

Written by Biz Jones

Young Money rapper Drake is slated to join labelmate Nicki Minaj later this month as a presenter at the upcoming 54th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The rapper's Grammy role was revealed through the ceremony's Twitter page.

The official Grammy Awards Twitter account posted a message revealing the news Tuesday (Jan. 31). "Happy to announce that @Drake will be presenting at the 54th GRAMMY Awards Feb. 12th on @CBS! #GRAMMYs," a representative for the account tweeted. (The Boom Box)

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna recently announced her addition to the award show's performance 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)

Hosted by rap veteran LL Cool J, additional performers include 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.

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