Get ready to ring in the 2012 New Year with Nicki Minaj.

The Harajuku Barbie was recently added to the lineup for the 40th annual "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," set to air live 8PM until after midnight on December 31st. Joining Pitbull,, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and other top acts set to perform, the YMCMB rapstress will grace the stage for the Los Angeles portion of the show.

This becomes another achievement under her belt, for what's been a stellar year. As she gears up to release her forthcoming Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded early next year on February 14, Nicki is set to compete against Roc Nation's rising star, J. Cole at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month for the Best New Artist. —Ralph Bristout