The “Run the World (Girls)” singer, known for power–packed performances, hasn’t announced what she’ll sing yet, but as it turns out, she’s also nominated for an award at the show. The singer is up against Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson and Marsha Ambrosius in the Best Female R&B Artist category.
According to EW.com, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland and Trey Songz are also slated to perform on the awards show. And “The Voice” judge and “F— You” singer Cee-Lo Green will make a special appearance on the show, the website reported. Previously announced performers include Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown, who’s up for six awards .
Other big nominees for the night include Lil Wayne with 5 nods, as well as Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna, each with four noms. There’s a surprising mix of contenders in the Video of the Year category, including Willow Smith for “Whip My Hair,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “Far Away,” B.o.B’s “Airplanes,” Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” and West’s “Runaway.”
Fans will have their say that night when they’ll be asked to decide on the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award. Competing in that category are Brown (“Look at Me Now,” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes), Rihanna (“What’s My Name?”), Lil Wayne (“6 Foot 7 Foot,” featuring Cory Gunz), Mindless Behavior (“My Girl”), Nicki Minaj (“Moment 4 Life,” featuring Drake) and Trey Songz (“Bottoms Up,” featuring Nicki Minaj).
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