The lineup of performers who will be appearing at this year’s Grammy Awards promises to be one of the biggest of all time, and earlier this week the night got just a little more epic with the additions of Justin Bieber, Usher, Muse, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Lady Antebellum, B.o.B and Jaden Smith. That giant list augments the already-booked stars like Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Cee Lo Green (among many others). The producers of the show promise that there will be more names announced in the coming weeks, which will ensure that the show (which will air live on Sunday night, February 13) will be one of the biggest in its five decade-plus history.
But with all those stars already booked, who is missing? That’s what we asked the readers of the MTV Newsroom Blog in a poll opened up on Thursday (January 20). After thousands of votes, the choice is clear: The readers desperately want to see Rihanna perform live at the show. She took the number one spot with an overwhelming 51 percent of the total vote — an astounding consensus considering there were 10 possibilities. Drake came in second place with 19 percent, a testament to his lasting impact as a hitmaker and a star.
Deeper down the list, Nicki Minaj snagged nine percent of the vote, which was good enough for third place. The number four spot belonged to Kanye West (who took home six percent), while Ke$ha’s five percent earned her fifth place to round out the top five.