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Drake, Macklemore, Thicke to perform at Grammy nominations show

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

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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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