Category Archives: GRAMMY News

Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, And Keith Urban Set To Perform On “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!!

DRAKE, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, ROBIN THICKE, AND KEITH URBAN SET TO PERFORM ON “THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®
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LL COOL J RETURNS TO HOST ONE-HOUR EVENT ON DEC. 6
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ROBIN THICKE TO PERFORM EXCLUSIVE CONCERT FOR GUESTS FOLLOWING THE LIVE TELECAST
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CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Oct. 09, 2013) — GRAMMY® winner DrakeMacklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban are the first acts announced to perform on “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns to host the one-hour special, which takes place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Friday, Dec. 6. The show — which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit GRAMMY.com, and The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter andFacebook.

The Recording Academy® Announces The Season Debut of GRAMMY Label

Portion Of Proceeds Will Benefit GRAMMY Camp®

The Recording Academy® announces the new season debut of GRAMMY Label, a luxury basics collection that celebrates the power of fashion and music.

Each season GRAMMY Label, by appointment of The Recording Academy, donates a new set of instruments to GRAMMY Camp®, a GRAMMY Foundation® program that brings aspiring young music students together with working professionals for extraordinary musical experiences. GRAMMY Label will be available at specialty boutiques nationwide starting in February 2013.

“Together with The Recording Academy, our vision was to develop a collection that was in line with the creative process of making music,” said GRAMMY Label Creative Director Caroline Rothwell. “This is not a promotional line. This is a style that is truly inspired by musicians.”

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GRAMMY NOMINEES THE LUMINEERS, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND JACK WHITE TO PERFORM AT 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® — Hosted by LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10

#TheWorldIsListening

Current GRAMMY® nominees the Lumineers, Carrie Underwood and Jack White are set to perform; nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will join together in a special performance; and Elton John and nominee Ed Sheeran will perform live together for the first time on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. They join previously announced performers and nominees The Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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Performers Announced For 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMY® NOMINEES THE BLACK KEYS, FUN., MUMFORD & SONS, RIHANNA, AND TAYLOR SWIFT SET TO PERFORM ON THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

LL COOL J RETURNS AS HOST OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10, 8 P.M. ET/PT #TheWorldIsListening

Current GRAMMY® nominees the Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. The Black Keys and FUN. will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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2013 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM CONTAINS 22 TRACKS FEATURING A DIVERSE ARRAY OF ARTISTS AND MEMORABLE SONGS

Album, Available Digitally and in Stores Jan. 22, 2013; Gives Music Fans Two Chances to Attend Music’s Biggest Night®

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Capitol Records and The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® will release the 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 22, 2013 and provide lucky music and GRAMMY fans two chances to attend the 55th or the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The album features 22 critically acclaimed smash hits from a myriad of chart-topping artists from various genres.

The 19th edition of the best-selling collection includes many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The album is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year. A portion of the proceeds from the album benefit the MusiCares Foundation® and the GRAMMY Foundation®— two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy.

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® LAUNCHES “#THEWORLDISLISTENING” AD CAMPAIGN

FEATURING NOMINEES THE BLACK KEYS, RIHANNA AND TAYLOR SWIFT TO PROMOTE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

The Recording Academy® Provides Emerging Artists a New Social Discovery Platform With http://www.grammyamplifier.com

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2013) — The Recording Academy® and TBWA\Chiat\Day have teamed for the sixth year to promote the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® with the ad campaign “#TheWorldIsListening.” The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (www.grammy.com) will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network (www.cbs.com) from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING HONORS QUINCY JONES AND AL SCHMITT

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® PRESENTS SIXTH ANNUAL GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT AN EVENING OF JAZZ” HONORING MULTIPLE GRAMMY® WINNERS QUINCY JONES AND AL SCHMITT

The Annual Celebration Will Highlight Sound Quality and Pay Homage to Industry Legends at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2013

The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will celebrate its sixth annual GRAMMY® Week event titled “An Evening of Jazz” honoring 27-time GRAMMY® winner and multi-talented music producer Quincy Jones and 18-time GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt for their commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

“The tireless efforts of the P&E Wing continue to raise awareness of the ever-evolving climate of sound quality and the increasing interest in the preservation and integrity of recorded music,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year, it is with great honor that we pay tribute to two industry pioneers who also continue to raise awareness in the field of recording and who have set precedents of excellence within the music community. The contributions of both Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt are innumerable as are their incomparable bodies of work and we look forward to an unforgettable evening with these two icons.”

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ANTONIO “L.A.” REID TO BE HONORED AT CLIVE DAVIS AND THE RECORDING ACADEMY PRE-GRAMMY GALA

CLIVE DAVIS AND THE RECORDING ACADEMY® PRESENT THE PRE-GRAMMY® GALA

PREEMINENT EVENT TO FEATURE 2013 GRAMMY SALUTE TO INDUSTRY ICONS® HONORING EPIC RECORDS’ CHAIRMAN AND CEO
ANTONIO “L.A.” REID

Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, Celebration to Take Place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on the Eve of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, this exclusive, star-studded celebration will feature special musical performances and will be attended by the world’s most renowned artists and top industry VIPs in music, film, television and new media. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

As part of the evening’s celebration, the 2013 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® will honor Epic Records’ Chairman and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid. The Recording Academy will present Reid with the President’s Merit Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the music industry and the impact his efforts have had on music and the business of music. Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Doug Morris, and Mo Ostin.

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“GET ME TO THE GRAMMYS” SOCIAL MEDIA GAME LAUNCHES DEC. 17

Music Fans Have a Chance to Earn Prizes for Online Participation, and the Ultimate Prize of Two Tickets to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Feb. 10, 2013

Get Me to the GRAMMY®s,” — a unique social media game for music fans nationwide — will launch Dec. 17 and run through Jan. 29, 2013. Fans of the GRAMMY’s on Facebook will have the chance to win seven weekly prizes from each of the GRAMMYs’ six participating partners — Delta Air Lines, Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hitlab, MasterCard, and Proctor & Gamble. Prizes range from music gift cards to the Ultimate GRAMMYs Superfan prize featuring two tickets to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

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2013 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM

PRE-ORDERS START DEC.OFFERING FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND

THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®Album Hits Stores and Digital Retailers on Jan. 22, 2013

The Recording Academy®‘s GRAMMY Recordings® and Capitol Records have teamed to release the 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 22, 2013, in stores and via digital retailers. The 19th installment of the best-selling series will feature a bevy of this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs across multiple genres. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy. Following the success of last year’s contest, music fans can log on to www.grammy.com/2013grammyalbum to pre-order the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees album and enter to win a trip for two to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

“It’s an honor to join forces with Capitol Records to deliver a truly diverse collection encompassing a variety of genres and highlighting today’s most talented musicians,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “After the success of last year’s pre-order enter-and-win sweepstakes, we’re once again thrilled to give music fans the opportunity to experience Music’s Biggest Night® firsthand. And, it’s gratifying to be able to continue our support of the crucial work that MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation carry out year-round.”

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