The Grammy Awards kicked off the celebration early, with The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live, last night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by LL Cool J, the night was filled with performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who performed their hit "Thrift Shop" (above). Robin Thicke and T.I. performed their smash "Blurred Lines" with the help of legendary soul band Earth, Wind and Fire, below.

Last night, the nominees for the 56th annual award show were announced. Jay Z leads the way with nine nominations. Check out the full list, here. The Grammys will air Sunday January 26 at 8/7c on CBS.

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