Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast. Aldean and Minaj will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Mars, and Swift are returning.
The show will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Networkfrom from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.
Foo Fighters and Mars each have six nominations. Six-time Grammy winners Foo Fighters are 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." Grammy winner Mars 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, Non Classical (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 are up for three awards each. Aldean has nominations for Best Country Solo Performance for "Dirt Road Anthem," Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Don't You Wanna Stay" (with Kelly Clarkson), and Best Country Album for My Kinda Party. Four-time Grammy winner Swift has nods for 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 Jason Aldean).