Sam Smith, Big Sean Join Performer Lineup for CBS’s ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Latter will combine talents with previously announced Ariana Grande

Last Updated: December 3, 2014 @ 7:15 AM

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

Sam Smith and Big Sean have signed on to perform at CBS’s LL Cool J hosted one-hour special, “A Very Grammy Christmas.” Hip-hop artist Big Sean will join previously announced performer Ariana Grande on stage for the Friday show, where artists will perform holiday songs, current pop hits, and share their favorite holiday and Grammy memories.

Other previously announced performers include Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, and Pharrell Williams.

In addition to performances, the nominations in the Album Of The Year category for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during the special. The actual Grammys air from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m.

“A Very Grammy Christmas” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL Cool J is co-producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director.

“A Very Grammy Christmas” airs on Friday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.