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Lorde, Macklemore to perform at Grammy noms concert

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Will the performers become nominees?

The Grammy nominations concert has become a huge event, and this year is no different. Watch Lorde, Macklemore, Taylor Swift and others perform Friday night.

Will the performers become nominees?

The Grammy nominations concert is quickly shaping up to be as star-studded at the Grammy Awards themselves! The show this year will also be full of artists likely to be nominated at this year's award show.

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Seventeen-year-old Lorde has been added as a performer. The New Zealand native's name has been mentioned for possible nominations in categories like Record of the Year (for "Royals") and the much-coveted Best New Artist.

Earth, Wind & Fire and T.I. have been added to Robin Thicke's performance of "Blurred Lines" (hopefully a little more tame than the Video Music Award version). Keith Urban and Miguel and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also perform. Arsenio Hall, Ed Sheeran and Enrique Iglesias have all been added as presenters.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will also perform — Perry from Canada and Swift from Australia.

The concert is often a sign of the best of the best — and therefore a clue to which artists might be nominated. Besides Lorde's potential, other performers being mentioned as possible nominees include Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Billboard's predictions for the night's nominations also include Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Florida Georgia Line and Imagine Dragons.

Mumford & Sons performed at the 2012 nominations concert, and ended up winning the biggest prize of the Grammy Awards — Album of the Year. The 2013 show signaled a return of indie to the mainstream music industry, but it's not yet clear who will rule the 2014 Grammys.

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LL Cool J is hosting "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night," which will take place Friday night, Dec. 6 on CBS. This is the show's sixth year, and the rapper and actor has hosted each year.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS.

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