Grammy noms to be announced live

Dec. 3 CBS special will feature performances

The Recording Academy said Thursday that nominations for next year's Grammy Awards will be announced on primetime TV for the first time.

CBS will air "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" from 9-10 p.m. Dec. 3, live in the Eastern time zone.

The show from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles will announce noms in at least six categories and feature performances by past Grammy winners. The 51st annual Grammy Awards are set for Feb. 8.