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Janelle Monae And Cardi B To Perform At The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

This should be good.

According to a press release, Janelle Monae and Cardi B are among the first performers announced to hit the stage for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.

Monae is up for two honors including Album Of The Year for Dirty Computer, while Cardi could win a total of five awards, including Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year for Invasion Of Privacy. The Wondaland artist performed "We Are Young" with the group .fun during the 55th Annual ceremony, and the Bronx-bred MC rapped alongside Bruno Mars during a performance of "Finesse" at last year's big event. Both Dirty Computer and Invasion Of Privacy were named to the list of VIBE's Best Albums of 2018.

Some of the other announced performers for the evening's festivities include Post Malone, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves. More performers will be announced as the Grammys draw closer.

"The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Chantal Sausedo is the talent producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers," said the statement.

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The rapper, who recently revealed that she is pregnant, hit the stage for a performance of the duo's hot hit "Act Up" and didn't disappoint. Decked out in an all black outfit, with her dancers donning all green ones, the Quality Control artist spit out every bar effortlessly. As the audience was bopping their heads to City Girls' raunchy "Act Up" lyrics, Yung Miami swiftly left the stage and made room for Lil Baby and his performance of "Close Friends."

Although Yung Miami was on stage for a short time, her energetic presence set the stage the way for Lil Baby's two-song performance. He started his set with his trap song "Close Friends," although Gunna didn't join him on stage for their collab. Rhyming to a backdrop of a bank with diamonds stacked behind it, Lil Baby showed exactly why he's one of the hottest Atlanta rappers out right now.

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