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Nine-time GRAMMY® winner Mary J. Blige is the latest performer announced for "A Very GRAMMY Christmas," and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J will host the new one-hour entertainment special, which will include performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing their favorite holiday and GRAMMY memories. Previously announced performers include singer/songwriter Ariana Grande, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams. "A Very GRAMMY Christmas" will air on Friday, Dec. 5, 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. The ratings for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, garnered more than 30 million viewers — the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993, and The Recording Academy seeks to have record numbers again.
In addition to performances, the nominations in the Album Of The Year category for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced during the broadcast of "A Very GRAMMY Christmas." All other nominations (82 of 83 categories) will be revealed the morning of Dec. 5.