Nicki Minaj To Perform On Grammy Nominations Concert

Rap diva Nicki Minaj is the latest big music star to be added to the lineup for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.”

Minaj will also 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.

R&B singer Usher will join Valerie Simpson of the legendary duo Ashford and Simpson and Mike Stoller of the songwriting team Leiber & Stoller in a moving tribute to songwriters. Both music icons lost their longtime songwriting partners, Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber, this past year.

Also in the lineup for the show are Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Sugarland, and the Band Perry.

LL Cool J will host the event.