Nicki Minaj Added to Grammy Nominations Concert Lineup

Nicki Minaj

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.

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57 Comments

  1. youMADstayMAD

    i’m so proud of Nicki, i swear!! *NO HATERS NEEDED, THIS IS A NICKI POST**

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    hotstuff Reply:

    @youMADstayMAD, She definitely deserves he success #Haters2TheLeft

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  2. OnikaCarter

    Wow Nicki stay booking gigs!!!!!!

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    A Realist Reply:

    @OnikaCarter, *plays Nicki’s “Gettin’ Paid”*

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  3. Uh

    Good job Nicki! Make that money

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  4. sam

    She officially killed the ‘supa dupa flow’ with “I’m a star, sheriff badge”.

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    judy Reply:

    @sam, yeah she kills that flow. That line especially is so good!

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @judy, lol.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind, between nicki minaj’s sheriff badge and ludacris’ i fell her up, balloons! nicki minaj’s punchline was the worst.

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    nicki THE BEST Reply:

    @uhuh, go kill your self

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @judy, are you serious??? -__- WOW… that line was the worst.

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @sam, I hope u mean killed in a bad way… Because that was worsier than Ludacris’ parade/Macy’s line. I will give up on hip-hop/rap if she win hip-hop album of the year.

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  5. judy

    She is seriously the greatest female artist of our time. After Pink Friday sweeps the Grammys, she’ll be a legend.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @judy, if pink friday beats kanye’s masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in the grammys. im gonna kill every single barbie i come across. and im not joking either

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    ITAINTYOBABY Reply:

    @uhuh, I feel you, I seriously doubt she’ll be out Kanye unlike the AMAs where fans go vote a billion times they don’t do that crap with the Grammy Awards

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    sam Reply:

    @uhuh, I couldn’t agree more. Personally I think it’s a toss up between MBDTF and Adele’s 21 for album of the year, though for hip-hop’s sake I hope Kanye wins.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @sam, adele been haunting my dreams for real. snatching the album of the year awards from ye. aww man. even worse if they dont even nominate MDBTF as album of the year but instead WTT

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    nicki THE BEST Reply:

    @uhuh, well hoe u need to get started because she is going to win hands down just know that!

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @uhuh, Same here… If Ye’s MBDTF does win… Imma give all the female Barbs lice infested wigs and for the male barbs imma give em magic Johnson edition dildos like #LikeHoldDAT

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    joey Reply:

    @judy, greatest female artist of our time…. i wouldnt even go as far to say greatest female rapper of our time. not throwing shade, im a fan, just saying

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  6. RDK

    so wonderful keep doing you nicki,you was a preshow,not the main event,now you are opening and performing on them big award shows,keep doing you ma you work you self up from scratch from the bottom,keep pressing along keep doing you.

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  7. Rod

    This woman is dominating!
    She has really grown. Im a proud fan!

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  8. SaJO

    WOW.! You go Nicki! She has truly come such a long way. She truly deserves to be in the place she’s at. CONGRATULATIONS. Nicki = Female Rap Domination

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  9. stbaby

    Thank God for every blessing he has showered you Onika and i pray that the Almighty God will continue to lead you on the right path. Bless you NICKI MINAJ.

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    Majah Reply:

    @stbaby, Yes praise HIM! Nicki continue to do the work HE has set out for you to do. As you continue tot spread His word through your music, the blessings will continue!

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  10. Iceman

    I betcha right now she wishes she had never recorded “Dear Old Nicki”…

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  11. YOOSONDALOOSE

    Good, she needs to be part of the grammys!

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  12. jarvis

    Can’t knock her success she deserves it…BUT DEAR OLD NICKI….__fill_in_Blank___ smh

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  13. ITAINTYOBABY

    You would think she is performing on the main show the way her fans are acting,

    @judy you meant the greatest female rapper of your short lifetime obviously.

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    nicki THE BEST Reply:

    @ITAINTYOBABY, lmao at u she don’t have to perform at the main show just know she will be there why kim watch at home lls!

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  14. ITAINTYOBABY

    Not knocking Nicki hustles I love seeing black women doing it big, but with the saturated bubble gum pop crap that’s out right now just make you long for the days of MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Yo Yo, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot, Eve, Lil Kim, Da Brat, Foxy Brown, hell even Rah Digga I miss the real female MC but one day hopefully soon a new breed of real female lyrcist will be back

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    thekid Reply:

    @ITAINTYOBABY, female mcs suck women are only good for one thing BADA BOOM

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    nicki THE BEST Reply:

    @ITAINTYOBABY, hoe its 2011 going on 2012 new time light and day round here b##ch get down or lay down hoe bye

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  15. Outspoken

    yes her music sucks ass to me BUT she worked very had this year

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @Outspoken, hard*

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    nicki THE BEST Reply:

    @Outspoken, b##ch u don’t matter so no comment!

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  16. Outspoken

    yes her music sucks a$$ to me BUT she worked very hard this year

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  17. Kia

    She aint going to win so next.

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    nicki THE BEST Reply:

    @Kia, hoe u mad i bet your mother life she win

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  18. Shawn

    I just really dont understand why everybody consider her pop because her biggest selling song is pop- ish. Lil kim most successful song ” lady marmalade” was pop. Missy most succesful song was ” work it” that wasnt hardcore rap. Eve most successful song ” let me blow your mind” featured a pop artist. So plenty of female rap artist arent always hardcore rappers. So why push it all on Nicki that she a pop artist. Kanye West singles selling over 3 million ” Stronger, Love Lockdown, and Heartless” all pop-ish songs. Lil wayne “Lollipop” wasnt real rap. Doesnt make any sense when almost all rappers do it that only a female at the top is always talked about badly just let her shine. And when her time is up let her gracefully bow out.

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    Iceman Reply:

    @Shawn, As far as other femcees’ most successful songs:

    “Lean Back” and “Conceited” were straight rap…”Stand Up” and “Gettin’ Some” were straight rap.

    These others have the MONEY (and maybe the POWER)…but they’re missing the RESPECT (the most important part)…something my favorites have.

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    Shade Reply:

    @Shawn, it’s because they occasionally made pop songs. Nicki mostly makes pop songs and its not just the songs…her personality the way she moves the way she promotes herself the way she’s so into all the records she’s breaking on the charts….it all screams: Pop. Everything about her so Pop right now. Not saying Pop is bad, but Pop music usually is just simple shit with catchy hooks and weak lyrics and thats something looked down upon in rap because well….their talent lies in their lyrics.

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @Shade, You know pop means popular right? They consider eminem a pop artist so being “pop”ular actually isn’t simple as u may think it is. Any song can cross over to top 40 radio if it gets popular enough. Nicki can do both hardcore rap (did it on em, romans revenge) and pop (right thru me, super bass). Don’t hate cuz the chick can be a “pop”ular rapper.

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    joey Reply:

    @Shawn, dont compare a game changing song like Work It by missy to anything nickis done. for real

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    bigtymer Reply:

    @joey, im sorry but ‘Super-Bass’ is up there with Work It(almost)

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    nicki THE BEST Reply:

    @Shawn, well put the best comment on here so far!

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  19. NickiMinajShitsonLIlKIM

    yassssssssssssssssss u ppl seem upset that nicki is shitting on every artist right now its her time hoe Bow down while the queen is at work :)

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  20. Audrey Hepburn

    She looks like a greyhound dog

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  21. Sharp Tongue

    Nicki is nonstop i’m really proud of her I’ve been a fan for years.

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  22. keraleestewart

    I love you nicki keep it up my GIRL ^__^

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  23. keyinde

    I’m Proud Of Nicki Minaj. She Is The Best Rapper Alive. I LOVE ALL THE OTHER RAPPERS
    But i have to say nicki is dha best
    #Team Minaj
    #YMCMB All Day

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  24. nicki THE BEST

    damn nick u really not playing with them hoes u racking up a nicki don’t never stop and whats funny is u just getting started lmaoooooo!teamminaj 4 f##kin life

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  25. F*CK THE FAKE NAVY

    Nicki is a mess!! GO BUU ‘TALK THAT TALK’ and help Rihanna!!

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    >Turn me on. Reply:

    keep doing you nicki.

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  27. blueangle

    luv u nicki……….u go hard…….u give those haters sum thing to talk about!!!!!!!!!

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  28. E53

    i cant stop staring at thos cups! its so eye catching O_O

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