By Brad Wete
Updated August 19, 2010 at 06:00 PM EDT

For the precursor to next February’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS announced that it will air The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10p.m. ET/PT. Like last year’s special, it will feature performances from the announced nominees and past winners. This is the third year in a row they’ll be doing the Grammy nomination prime-time special. Past runs haven’t fared so well in the ratings, despite featuring top-tier talents like the Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell, who both performed last year for the special (clip embedded below). It’s certainly more fun than the early-morning Oscars-type nomination announcement, but what do you think the Grammy committee can do to draw in more viewers? Will you be watch this winter? Let us know.

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