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Big names to perform at Grammy nominations show

  • This Nov. 20, 2012 file photo shows Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis at Irving Plaza in New York. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2013 that Drake, Robin Thicke and Macklemore will perform at the Grammy Awards nominations special show Dec. 6 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The one-hour special will air live on CBS. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK — Drake, Robin Thicke, Keith Urban and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform on the Grammy Awards nominations special in December.

The Recording Academy made the announcement Wednesday. The show will be held Dec. 6 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Rapper-actor LL Cool J will host "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night." The one-hour special will air on CBS starting at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Thicke is a top Grammy contender. His "Blurred Lines" is the year's biggest smash. He has won Grammys for writing songs for Usher and Jennifer Hudson.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also have a strong chance for Grammy gold. Their breakthrough year includes three international hits and a platinum debut with "The Heist."

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