VIDEO: See The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and More Grammy Nominees Reimagined as Pancakes

02/09/2016 at 11:40 AM ET

Pop Physique

While we’re accustomed to seeing celebs dressed to the nines at red carpet events or in full fledged costumes for on-stage performances, nothing quite compares to their pancake counterparts.

Yep, you read right.

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When it comes to channeling the breakfast staple, stars such as The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj are among the select few who can execute it flawlessly. Okay, the lauded singers didn’t exactly transform into pancakes (how cool/weird would that be though?!), but PEOPLE did recruit super-talented illustrator Nathan Shields of Saipancakes to take on the challenge.

In anticipation of the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15th, Shields reimagined a handful of this year’s nominated performers as incredibly detailed pancakes. As for his favorite creation, Shields is quick to choose The Weeknd. “I’m a fan of his hair,” he tells PEOPLE, “half out of envy and half because it’s fun to pancake.”

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Keep scrolling to see five short videos, which show the math teacher-turned-illustrator dream up pancake versions of The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, James Bay and Tori Kelly.


# of nominations: 7
Nominated for: Record of the Year (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Album of the Year (Beauty Behind the Madness), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Can’t Feel My Face”), Best R&B Performance (“Earned It”), Best R&B Song (“Earned It”), Best Urban Contemporary Album (Beauty Behind the Madness), Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Earned It” for Fifty Shades of Grey)


# of nominations: 7
Nominated for: Record of the Year (“Blank Space”), Album of the Year (1989), Song of the Year (“Blank Space”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Blank Space”), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Bad Blood” ft. Kendrick Lamar), Best Pop Vocal Album (1989), Best Music Video (“Bad Blood”)


# of nominations: 3
Nominated for: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown), Best Rap Album (The Pinkprint), Best Rap Performance (“Truffle Butter” ft. Drake and Lil Wayne)

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# of nominations: 3
Nominated for: Best New Artist, Best Rock Song (“Hold Back the River”), Best Rock Album (“Chaos and the Calm”)


# of nominations: 1
Nominated for: Best New Artist

—Grace Gavilanes

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