The next round of the Grammy awards is just around the corner and hip-hop is a major part of the festivities. The actual awards don't take place until February 12, 2012, but the pre-show will kick off the biggest night in music, specifically, the Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night.

Set to take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A., the performances will air on Nov. 30 on CBS, now that Ludacris and Lupe Fiasco will be performing. Lupe's previous Grammy win and Luda's three make the rappers an appropriate choice. Hosted by LL Cool J, the live one-hour special will also feature two country acts and Lady Gaga, with more performers being announced. Winners will also be announced for several categories.

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live, a prelude to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, films live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sun., Feb. 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8PM ET.