Grammy winner Robin Thicke, Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Keith Urban are the first artists announced to perform on "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." LL Cool J, the man with two Grammy wins, returns as host of this one-hour special programme which is scheduled to take place at Nokia Theatre L.A., Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 6. LL Cool J has hosted the Grammy in 2012 and 2013 as well as the nominations concert since its inception in Dec. 2008.
The Recording Academy confirmed the news of these acts on Wednesday and viewers can expect other acts as well as they are yet unannounced.
The show will be broadcast in 5.1 surround sound and HDTV on CBS from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT.
The event is coming back to Los Angeles after a brief stretch in Nashville and will announce the nominations in several categories for this year's Grammys.
After the telecast, Thicke is stated to hold a special concert for the in-house guests. Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Robin Thicke had a great year. "Nothing Was The Same" by Drake debuted straight at the top spot of Billboard 200 albums chart and sold around 658,000 copies.
Macklemore and Lewis too had a fabulous year with their 2012 album "Heist" that achieved the platinum status. "Blurred Lines" by Thicke is considered as one of the biggest hits this year. Country man Keith Urban's "Fuse" went to the top of Billboard's chart last month.
Ken Elrich is the executive producer of "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," while LL Cool J is the producer.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 26 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
Tickets for the nominations concert go on sale on Oct. 17 and will be available via AXS and online.
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