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fun., Ne-Yo Tapped for Grammy Nominations Concert

The "Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" begins on December 5 on CBS

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // November 13, 2012

Some Nights pop trio fun. and R&B star Ne-Yo have been added as performers at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night. The two acts share the bill with country singer Luke Bryan and triple Grammy honorees Maroon 5. Taylor Swift and LL Cool J will co-host the hour-long concert special, broadcast from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Call it a comeback — the internationally adored country singer and Radio star previously teamed up to host the first Grammy nominations special back in 2008. Since then, two-time Grammy winner LL has emceed every subsequent nominations concert (along with the 54th annual Grammys), and Swift has collected six Gramophone Awards. Ne-Yo — who recently released his fifth studio album, R.E.D., which is not to be confused with Swift’s mega-selling fourth album, Red — boasts three Grammy wins. fun. have not yet scored a nod from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, but that could change come December. The New York City-based band’s sophomore album has been certified gold and spawned super-hits such as the much-parodied “We Are Young” and title track “Some Nights,” so the chart-toppers seem primed for some awards show love.

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night special airs on CBS on December 5 at 10 p.m. EST. Tickets for the show, which will include an exclusive one-hour concert by Maroon 5 following the telecast, are available through Ticketmaster. The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on February 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.