Macklemore & Ryan set for Grammy nods show

Macklemore & Ryan set for Grammy nods show
Rapper Macklemore, left, and DJ Ryan lewis pose backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

Other performers at the special will be Drake, Robin Thicke and Keith Urban.

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."