imgSanta Monica, CA (September 23, 2013)—Setting the stage for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS will air "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The one-hour special will officially kick off Grammy season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring performances by past Grammy winners and/or nominees. The concert special will mark the sixth time nominations for the annual Grammy Awards will be announced live on primetime television.

Last year's airing of the nominations special garnered 28.37 million viewers—the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. The telecast also nearly doubled its social media conversation from the previous year, generating 24.8 million comments (based on research compiled by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr and Mass Relevance).

The road to “Music's Biggest Night” begins with "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live" and culminates with the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2014, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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