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Keith Urban will be on hand as the nominees are unveiled for next year's Grammy Awards. 

The country star is among the first confirmed performers for "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night."  Other performers on board for the multi-genre event include Robin Thicke and hip-hop stars Drake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  More artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Grammy-winning hip-hop veteran and "NCIS: Los Angeles" star L.L. Cool J will be hosting the gala for the sixth time. 

"The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" is slated to take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Friday, December 6th, and air on CBS at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.  The 56th annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26th, and air on CBS at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. 

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