Awards season is upon us, and on Wednesday night (January 11) Nicki Minaj was confirmed as a performer at the 2012 Grammys. Minaj shared the news by simply retweeting TheGRAMMYs Twitter announcement, “Happy to welcome @nickiminaj as a first-time performer on our GRAMMY Awards stage on Feb. 12! #GRAMMYs.” She’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, which airs live on CBS on February 12.
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. Aldean and Swift are both up for three awards and Clarkson has two nominations.
While many of the most decorated acts typically perform on the show, there is no word yet on whether the night's leading nominee, Kanye West, who has seven nods, will play on the show. It's also unknown if six-time-nominee Adele will be sufficiently recovered from her vocal surgery? to make her comeback appearance on the broadcast.
While Adele has not confirmed or denied her appearance, a recent report claimed that she is in talks to sing on the show now that she's begun talking again with her doctor's permission. Since she doesn't want to rush back and injure her vocal cord again, the singer is reportedly waiting until early next month to decide if she can sing in public again.
More performers, presenters and special segment will be announced in the coming weeks.
After Nicki was announced as a performer at the 2012 awards show, fans shared their reactions on Twitter:
@itsJazzyFBaby Lil' Kim gone be in the nose bleed seats at the Grammys talking about Nicki Minaj copying her. But how can she see so far away tho?