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Concert to kick off countdown to Grammy Awards

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The 53rd Grammy Awards will be held February 13
  • LL Cool J hosts Wednesday's nomination show

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- The folks that bring us the Grammys kick off their 10-week countdown to the awards show with an hour-long television special Wednesday night.

Hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J, "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" will include performances by teen star Justin Bieber, country artist Miranda Lambert, rapper B.o.B and pop singer Katy Perry.

Nestled in between the songs Grammy nominees will be announced, including album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be televised February 13 from Los Angeles on CBS.