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Drake, Macklemore Set for Grammy Nominations Concert

Robin Thicke, Keith Urban also set for December 6th event

Macklemore performs in New York City.
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October 9, 2013 11:45 AM ET

Drake and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will kick off the Grammys season this December. The Canadian rapper and Seattle hip-hop duo are set to perform at the Grammy Awards nominations concert at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Robin Thicke and Keith Urban will also play the show, which is set for December 6th.

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LL Cool J, who hosted the 2012 and 2013 Grammys, will host The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night, The Associated Press reports. The special will air on CBS.

Each of the scheduled performers looks to have a strong Grammys showing. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have had a monstrous year with their platinum 2012 album The Heist, while Drake's Nothing Was the Same debuted earlier this month at the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 658,000 sold. Urban's latest, Fuse, debuted at the top of Billboard's chart last month, and Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is one of the year's biggest smash hits.

The 2014 Grammys will take place on January 26th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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