For the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special revealing the Grammy Awards' nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances.

This year, however, the network is changing things up with a Christmas special featuring Grammy artists and nominations instead.


Seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams, along with three-time Grammy Award winners Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw and singer-songwriter Ariana Grande, will all perform on "A Very Grammy Christmas," a one-hour special replacing the Grammy nominations concert show.

The show, taping Nov. 18 in Los Angeles at The Shrine Auditorium, will air at 9 p.m. EST Dec. 5 and will also reveal the nominees for the Grammys' Album of the Year category.

"A Very Grammy Christmas" will include performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing favorite holiday memories and what a Grammy nomination means to them.

The rest of the Grammy nominations -- 82 out of 83 categories -- will be revealed the morning of Dec. 5 in a method yet to be announced.

The presence of Williams on the show likely indicates the Grammy folks consider him a good bet for a nomination. His current album, "GIRL," is eligible for along with his single "Happy."

Additionally, the 57th annual Grammy Awards' telecast on CBS is 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The show is at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

Tickets to the taping of the "Very Grammy Christmas Special" can be found at Ticketmaster.com.

Source: The Touch Radio