GRAMMY Nominations TV Special Performers Announced

November 11, 2009 -- 11:54 am PST

LL Cool J to host GRAMMY nominations TV special and the Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Sugarland announced as performers

GRAMMY.com

Three-time GRAMMY winner the Black Eyed Peas, six-time GRAMMY-nominee Maxwell, and GRAMMY winner Sugarland are the first performers announced for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night."

Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J once again is set to host the one-hour special, which will take place live on Dec. 2, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 9–10 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.

The special also marks the second time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year's airing of the show reached more than 8 million viewers and led to double-digit percentage increases in all key demographics for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast earlier this year.

The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" — featuring the announcement of nominations in several categories and performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — and culminates with the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2010, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are the executive producers. LL Cool J is producer.