Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Playing the Grammys
Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, and Jason Aldean also scheduled, but no word yet on Kanye West or Adele
From “Super Bass” to “Hot Buns”: Organizers have started to unveil the performer lineup for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, and it’s shaping up to be a refreshingly eclectic night. Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift will be among the nominated artists showing off their stuff at the big show, MTV reports. Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, and Jason Aldean are also set to take the stage.
When it comes to nominations, the Foos and Mars each have six, which puts them in a three-way tie for the second most overall. Minaj is up for four trophies, among them Best New Artist, which puts her in competition with Skrillex, Bon Iver, J. Cole and the Band Perry. The Pink Friday rapper-singer will be making her first Grammy performance, as will Aldean, who matches Swift with three nominations apiece. Clarkson has two nods.
Notably missing from this list, of course, are two of the leading nominees, Kanye West and Adele. West can boast the most nods, with seven, but he was snubbed in the Album of the Year category for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Adele has six nominations, including Album, Record and Song of the Year. The British singer has been recovering from throat surgery, and it’s anybody’s guess whether she would be ready to perform in time for the show. That said, the Grammys still have more performers and presenters to announce, so don’t count anybody out just yet. (Wither Bon Iver?)
In the meantime, here’s Album of the Year nominee Lady Gaga — also conspicuously unmentioned above — in her performance of “Marry the Night” from the Grammy nominations show: