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Grammys adds Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift

by jmaloni
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 01:45 pm

Current Grammy nominees Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, the Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

Aldean and Minaj will perform on the Grammy broadcast for the first time, while Clarkson, the Foo Fighters, Mars and Swift are returning to the Grammy stage. The music industry's premier event will take place live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 (8 to 11:30 p.m.), on CBS. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

The Foo Fighters and Mars each have six nominations. The former, a six-time Grammy-winning band, is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for "Wasting Light"; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "Walk"; Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for "White Limo"; and Best Long Form Music Video for "Foo Fighters: Back And Forth." The latter, also a Grammy winner, is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Grenade"; Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Doo-Wops & Hooligans"; and Producer of the Year (as a member of The Smeezingtons, along with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine).

 Minaj has four nods: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for "Moment 4 Life" (with Drake), Best Rap Album for "Pink Friday" and Album of the Year (as a featured artist on Rihanna's Loud).

Aldean and Swift each are up for three awards. He has nominations in Best Country Solo Performance for "Dirt Road Anthem"; Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Clarkson); and Best Country Album for "My Kinda Party." Four-time Grammy winner Swift has nods in Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Mean" and Best Country Album for "Speak Now."

Two-time Grammy winner Clarkson is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Aldean).

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