Rihanna, Band Perry & Usher Added to Grammy Concert

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The star power keeps on growing for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live with the announcement Wednesday (Nov. 16) that Rihanna, The Band Perry and Usher will all be performing.

Previously announced acts include Lady Gaga, Sugarland, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Jason Aldean for the TV special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 10-11 p.m. ET at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Following the concert, fans at Nokia will be treated to a full concert by The Band Perry, a country trio riding high after earning single of the year, song of the year, and new artist of the year at last week's CMA Awards.

LL Cool J will again host the one-hour-long special, which will announce nominations in several categories and feature performances by past Grammy winners and/or nominees. The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on CBS.

This concert special marks the fourth time nominations for the annual Grammy Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Tickets for the event go on sale Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online at www.nokiatheatrelalive.com and via Ticketmaster.

The 54th annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.