The 5-year-old nominations show was held outside Los Angeles for the first time and showcased Music City for its growing role in the music industry. The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Trophies will be handed out in 81 categories.
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012 file photo, Jay-Z performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Jay-Z is among the six nominees with a leading six nods for the 55th annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday night, Dec. 5, 2012, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
Maroon 5 headlined the Grammy Nominations Concert, singing three songs mid-show before finishing off the live performance. The band's hit "Overexposed" is up for best pop vocal album of the year. Click through to see more photos from the concert.
Ne-Yo lit up the stage when he performed his hit single "Let Me Love You” off his fifth studio album R.E.D. at The Grammy Nominations Concert.
He's something like a phenomenon. Co-host LL Cool J does double duty and performs onstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert.
Singer Dierks Bentley and Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry and Neil Perry of The Band Perry teamed up to open the show with a spirited performance of "Jackson," a nod to Johnny Cash's duet with wife June.
What a crooner! Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performed not one, not two but three songs (and appeared to be loving every second) onstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert.
Cool co-hosts! Music fans took cell phone photos of LL Cool J and Taylor Swift onstage at The Grammy Nominations Concert.
Musician Neil Perry of The Band Perry took the stage at the Grammy Nominations Concert.
Grammy award-winning artist Ne-Yo got the crowd grooving during the Grammy Nominations Concert with his hit "Let Me Love You."
Hunter Hayes was nominated for three Grammy Awards. Hayes took to the stage during the Grammy Nominations Concert and belted out one of his hits, showing he was a formidable contender for the Best New Artist award.
Wesley Schultz, Neyla Pekarek, and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers were nominated for a Grammy award for best new artist. The Denver rock band performed at the University of Denver during the Oct. 3 debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney, and here they are announcing nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Co-hosts Taylor Swift and LL Cool J kick off the show by beat-boxing a version of Swift's hit "Mean."
Chris Young and Sheryl Crow share a laugh as they announce nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Roads Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town announce the nominees for best new artist at the Grammy Nominations Concert.
Nate Ruess of Fun. and Janelle Monae perform their hit "We Are Young" during the Grammy Nominations Concert. Fun. earned nods for best new artist, song and record for "We Are Young" and album of the year for "Some Nights."
Country star Luke Bryan rocked Nashville's Bridgestone Arena with an energetic rendition of his hit single "I Don't Want This Night to End."
R&B singer Frank Ocean, pictured here at the MTV Video Music Awards, made a bold social statement earlier this year when he noted he had a same-sex relationship in the liner notes of his new album "channel ORANGE." The Recording Academy rewarded him with a best new artist nomination.
Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen, pictured here performing at the American Music Awards, got a song of the year nod for her hit "Call Me Maybe."
Kanye West, pictured here performing in Australia, got six Grammy nominations, including best rap song for his hit "Mercy." West has won 18 Grammy awards.
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Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, pictured here at the Global Citizen Festival, received five nominations as a member of the Keys, and is also up for producer of the year.
Jay-Z, performing here at a rally in support of President Barack Obama, was among six different artists tied for top nominee.