Sam Smith Added To GRAMMY Holiday Special

Big Sean also to join Ariana Grande for a special performance on "A Very GRAMMY Christmas" Dec. 5 on CBS; 57th GRAMMY nominations to be revealed starting at 8:30 a.m. ET
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    Sam Smith
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    Big Sean and Ariana Grande
December 03, 2014 -- 6:30 am PST

Singer/songwriter Sam Smith and hip-hop artist Big Sean (joining previously announced Ariana Grande) are the latest performers announced for "A Very GRAMMY Christmas," which will air on Friday, Dec. 5, 9–10 p.m. ET/PT. The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network.

Hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J, the one-hour entertainment special will include performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing their favorite holiday and GRAMMY memories. Previously announced performers are nine-time GRAMMY winner Mary J. Blige, singer/songwriter Grande, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams.

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." Other nominations will be revealed the morning of Dec. 5, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET, with four categories to be read live on "CBS This Morning." From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET, various artists and celebrities will announce additional categories via videos posted to Twitter. At 2 p.m. ET, a list of nominations in 82 of 83 categories will be posted on, with a complete list of nominations and news posted at 10 p.m. ET following the announcement of Album Of The Year nominations on the one-hour special. Follow @theGRAMMYs or use hashtag #GRAMMYs to join the nominations conversation as it unfolds Dec. 5.

The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "A Very GRAMMY Christmas" and culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, follow The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

"A Very GRAMMY Christmas" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer.

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