It’s almost that time of the year: Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, and Pharrell Williams are among the artists set to perform on CBS’s A Very Grammy Christmas, which will also include the announcement of the nominees for Album of the Year.
The special airs Dec. 5, and the rest of the 57th Annual Grammy nominations will be revealed that morning. According to a press release, the special will feature the stars performing both pop and holiday songs. Bets on Grande attempting her best Mariah in a cover of “All I Want for Christmas Is You”? More artists will be announced at a later date.
As Variety reported, this changes the manner in which the Grammys are announcing their nominations and bidding farewell to the idea of live nominations concert. “Given the modest overall ratings for the special and logistical challenges of coordinating the live announcement, it’s understood that Recording Acad and CBS execs decided to try a different route this year and capitalize on the holiday timing of the news,” Variety reported. A Very Grammy Christmas will happen Nov. 18 before airing.
The Grammys are set to air Feb. 8.