While rumor has it (ba-zing!) that Adele will open the upcoming Grammy Awards, there are, at least, a few actual confirmed performers on the roster for the show. Both Nicki Minaj and Jason Aldean are scheduled to make their Grammy singing debuts during the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on February 12. Each of them are up for statues — Nicki, most notably for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance — and each have been big winners at other awards shows over the past year.
Aldean, of course, had a bit of a warm-up for the big night by performing his hit “Dirty Road Anthem” along with Ludacris at the Grammy nominations concert in early December.
Other nominees slated to rock out on Grammy night include Taylor Swift (up for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance), Foo Fighters (Album Of The Year, Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance) and Bruno Mars (Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year).
Additionally, Kelly Clarkson will follow up her recent gig on Saturday Night Live and upcoming National Anthem duties at the Super Bowl by singing on the show. Hopefully she’ll be joining Aldean for a duet on their Best Country Duo/Group Performance-nominated hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay”.
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is out now on Cash Money/Motown. Purchase it at eMusic.
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