Nicki Minaj continues making strides in her career.

The Harajuku Barbie has officially been tapped to perform during the 54th annual Grammy Awards, reports This will be the first time Nicki hits the stage at the prestigious show which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12.

"Happy to welcome @nickiminaj as a first-time performer on our GRAMMY Awards stage on Feb. 12! #GRAMMYs,"  read the tweet which was posted on the event's official Twitter.

In addition, Minaj also receives at least three nominations this year, including Best New Artist along with Roc Nation artist J. Cole, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album.

And as if that weren't enough, the "Superbass" femcee is featured on the "2012 Grammy Nominees Album" which will come out in the United States on January 24. A portion of the album proceeds will benefit the MusiCares Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation, two charities established by The Recording Academy. —Gina Montana