January 14, 2012

Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars to perform at Grammy Awards

Nicki Minaj, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars are set to perform at next month's Grammy Awards, it has been announced.

Minaj is nominated for four awards at the ceremony, including best new artist and rap album for Pink Friday.

Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson have also been announced as performers at the annual event, which takes place on 12 February this year.

Kanye West has the most nominations with seven, including song of the year for All Of The Lights.

The rapper reached the top five in the UK album chart last year with Watch The Throne, a collaborative album with Jay-Z.

Adele is nominated for six Grammys after her hugely successful year in America, where she scored both the best-selling single and album of 2011.

It is not yet known whether she will perform at the ceremony following surgery on her vocal cords in November.

Bruno Mars, who has previously topped the UK singles chart with Grenade, The Lazy Song and Just The Way You Are, is also nominated for six awards.

Foo Fighters released their seventh album Wasting Light last year.

The band, who were formed by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl in 1994, also headlined Radio 1's Big Weekend in Carlisle last May.

In November, Nicki Minaj was named Billboard's Rising Star 2011.

The 29-year-old is best known for her hits Your Love, Fly and Super Bass, which reached number eight in the UK singles chart last year.

The Grammy Awards 2012 take place in Los Angeles on Sunday 12 February.

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