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Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance shocks
Entertainment Billy Rennison 2/13/2012 at 10:36AM

No one from Queens walked away with a Grammy Award during Sunday night’s show — Queens rapper Nicki Minaj and St. John’s graduate and former Queens Courier employee J. Cole both lost — but Minaj may have turned in the night’s most discussed performance. The awards were bookended by rappers from Queens.  The show opened with [...]

J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
Arts & Music Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 2:22PM

In a year that J. Cole released a debut album that reached the top of the Billboard charts, the St. John’s University graduate has been recognized for his meteoric rise with a Grammy nomination. Cole, 26, was nominated for Best New Artist where he will go up against The Band Perry, Bon Iver, fellow Queens [...]