Drake, Melanie Fiona and more Canadians nominated at tonight’s Grammy Awards; Drake set to perform [News]
Los Angeles, CA – We’d like to wish a big “GOOD LUCK!” to the entire Canadian contingent representing us tonight at the 53rd Grammy Awards. While Eminem’s staggering 10 nominations could literally turn the evening into The Eminem Show, Canada has faired quite well in the nomination department with Drake leading the pack. Drizzy has four nominations, Arcade Fire and Neil Young have three and both Justin Bieber and Michael Bublé have two. Toronto’s Melanie Fiona also picked up a nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration which was a category we were surprised not to see Drake in as well. Melanie got the nomination for her work on “Wake Up Everybody” that also features John Legend, The Roots and Common Sense.
We were also surprised to find out that despite an impressive 4 nominations, Drake did not have a spot in the Best Rap Song category. Thank Me Later is up for Best Rap Album, he’s going up against Bieber for Best New Artist, his single “Fancy” featuring T.I. and Swizz Beatz is up for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group and “Over” is up for Best Rap Solo Performance. Other Canadian nominees include Measha Brueggergosman, Rush, Michael J. Fox, Darcy James Argue, Marc-Andre Hamelin and Northern Cree. Canadian performances include Drake, who will take the stage with Rihanna to perform “What’s My Name” and Arcade Fire. Justin Bieber will also be performing alongside Usher and Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith. Other scheduled performers include Eminem, Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, Katy Perry, Cee Lo Green, Barbra Streisand and Muse. The show starts at 8 p.m. EST so get ready!