Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Sarah McLachlan, Others To Announce Grammy Nominees

Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray, and TLC producer Dallas Austin will be among the music industry heavyweights on hand when the nominees for the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards are announced early next year.

Aguilera, Blige, and the rest will join Steven Curtis Chapman, Martina McBride, Carole Bayer Sager, Tom Scott, Thalia, and Diane Warren at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 4 to announce the new batch of nominees.

Fans eager to see how their favorite artists fare in the Grammy sweepstakes can log onto Grammy.com where the announcement will be carried live starting at 8 a.m. PST.

Next year's Grammy Awards will then be doled out on February 23 at Los Angeles' Staples Center during a ceremony carried live on CBS.

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