Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Nicki Minaj Added to Grammy Nominations Concert Lineup
Fresh off her two wins at Sunday’s AMAs, Nicki Minaj is gearing up for another big award show. The Pink Friday rapper has been added to the star-studded lineup for the “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.”
The previously nominated Minaj and Katy Perry will each present during the one-hour CBS special, airing live on November 30 at 10 p.m. EST from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The show will announce nominations in several categories for the 54th annual ceremony next February.
Usher will join Valerie Simpson of hitmaking duo Ashford and Simpson and Mike Stoller of the songwriting team Leiber & Stoller in a moving tribute to songwriters. Both lost their longtime songwriting partners, Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber, this past year.
Other performers include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Sugarland, and the Band Perry. LL Cool J will return as host.