Nicki Minaj Lands Sweet Deal

It’s M.A.C., OPI and a fragrance too.

Apparel, I’m dominating every avenue.

Nicki Minaj’s rap on Drake’s “Make Me Proud” isn’t all hot air. She’s proving she’s an inimitable force to be reckoned with in the beauty and fashion departments.

This week, an official announcement on her first fragrance came from Give Back Brands LLC, the company behind Justin Bieber’s “Someday” scent.

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Red Carpet Roundup :: 54th Annual Grammy Awards

On a night when the shadow of Whitney Houston’s death hung over the red carpet, the 54th Grammy Awards was a mixed bag of style.

Demure and ornate seemed to be the order of the evening; black made a comeback; and the usual envelope pushers popped up.

Enter Nicki Minaj, whose red-riding-hood inspired Versace couture getup got tongues wagging, as did her choice to accessorize with a Pope impersonator.

Read more for all of the evening’s standout looks, including Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Jessie J and Katy Perry.

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Red Carpet Alert :: 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Save the date.

February 12, 2012 will signal one of the biggest red-carpet events of next year’s awards season.

Wednesday night, The Recording Academy announced nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, giving us a hint about who we’re likely to see attending the LIVE show next year.

No doubt an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music in 2011, the nominee list is indicating that it’s shaping up to be an exciting red carpet for the 2012 show, with artists like Beyonce, Cee-Lo Green, Kanye West, Kelly Rowland, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Taylor Swift all getting nods.

Check out the full official Grammy nominee list here.