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By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. Feb. 12, 2016: The countdown has begun to Bajan-born star Rihanna’s Grammy performance even as the multi-talented artiste is topping the Billboard charts with her new album.

Rihanna is set to perform at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Monday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. on CBS TV.

“See y’all at the #GRAMMYs February 15 on @CBS at 8e/5p!!,” Rihanna tweeted.

Her anticipated return performance comes as the singer’s eighth album, “Anti,” which dropped last week, has taken several No. 1 positions on the Billboard charts.

“Anti” is now number one on the Billboard 200 chart and has topped for album sales and as a digital album. “Anti” is also the top selling R&B and Hip Hop/R&B album.

Her current single “Work” is number 7 on the Billboard top 100 chart one on and charts. LyricFind ranks the fastest momentum gaining tracks in lyric search queries through LyricFind’s API utilized by leading music services in the United States and globally.

Several Latin American and Caribbean musicians have received the prestige of being named 2016 Grammy nominees.

Among them were several reggae artists from the Caribbean as well as Trinidad-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, who received four nominations including Best Rap Album for ‘PinkPrint;” Best Rap Performance for ‘Truffle Butter’ featuring Drake; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for ‘Only’ featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for “ B**** I’m Madonna,” featuring Madonna.

Other Caribbean and Latin nominees are:

Gilberto Gil of Brazil for Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo who is up in the Best World Music Album Category.

Jamaica’s Jah Cure’s ‘The Cure,’ Barrington Levy’s ‘Acousticalevy;’ Luciano’s ‘Zion Awake’ and Morgan Heritage’s Strictly Roots’ up for Best Reggae Album.

Cuban Canadian Alex Cuba for ‘Healer,’ and Puerto Rico’s Ricky Martin for ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)’ – up for Best Latin Pop Album.

Colombia’s Monsieur Periné and Bomba Estereo and Mexico’s Natalia Lafourcade – up for Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – Cuba the Conversation Continues by Mexico’s Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

· Mi Vicio Mas Grande by Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga

· Ya Dime Adiós by La Maquinaria Norteña

·Zapateando by Los Cojolites

· Realidades – Deluxe Edition by Los Tigres Del Norte

· Tradición, Arte Y Pasión by Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano

Best Tropical Latin Album

Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto by Dominican salsa singer José Alberto “El Canario” & Septeto Santiaguero

Son De Panamá by Panama’s Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra

Presente Continuo by Venezuela’s Guaco

Todo Tiene Su Hora by DR-born Juan Luis Guerra

Que Suenen Los Tambores by Puerto Rico’s Victor Manuelle

Best Latin Jazz Album

Made In Brazil by Brazilian Eliane Elias

Suite Caminos by Cuban-born Gonzalo Rubalcaba

And Identities Are Changeable by Puerto Rico-born Miguel Zenón.


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