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ARTIST ERIKA IRIS SIMMONS CREATES OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

The Recording Academy® is pleased to announce the selection of artist Erika Iris Simmons to create the official artwork for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The work depicts the iconic GRAMMY® image composed with half-inch studio recording tape, a true celebration of recording excellence. It will be used as the official artwork for the world’s premier music event and will grace the cover of the GRAMMY Awards program book, telecast tickets and promotional poster. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). 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. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

“We are delighted to announce our collaboration Erika Iris Simmons to create the official artwork for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Erika’s unique concept of creating a GRAMMY with recording tape speaks to the history of recorded music and celebrates the tradition and timelessness of music’s most prestigious honor. We are grateful to work with such a gifted and exceptional artist.”

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Long-standing and New Partners Help Amplify Excitement for Music’s Biggest Night®

The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) proudly announced its official sponsors for this year’s 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.Delta Air Lines,Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, MasterCard, PEOPLE, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble (COVERGIRL, Olay and Venus), Waste Management and Dial Global Radio are all supporters of this year’s GRAMMY Awards and GRAMMY® Week events.
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GRAMMY Celebration To Cap Music’s Biggest Night

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Two-time GRAMMY winner Kenny Loggins; GRAMMY-nominated band OneRepublic fronted by lead singer Ryan Tedder, who is currently nominated for two GRAMMY Awards; and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the 2012 GRAMMY Celebration, The Recording Academy’s official after-party, on Feb. 12 immediately following the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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The Beach Boys To Reunite At 54th GRAMMY Awards

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The Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the GRAMMY stage and join current GRAMMY nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance.
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54th GRAMMY Program Book Available Now

Commemorative souvenir book packed with more than 220 pages of engaging features, photos, GRAMMY nominee profiles, celebrity contributions, and more.
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The official 54th GRAMMY Awards program book is on sale now via the GRAMMY Store and in bookstores and on newsstands nationwide. A partnership between The Recording Academy and FX Marketing Group, the program book is the perfect commemorative souvenir for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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GRAMMY LIVE MOBILE APP

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY®AND CBS TO LAUNCH GRAMMY® LIVE ON GRAMMY.COM AND CBS.COM ALONG WITH A MOBILE APP, GIVING MUSIC FANS MULTI-SCREEN EXPERIENCE OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®

TV/Web Personality Alison Haislip and Veteran Music Journalist John Norris Tapped as Hosts

Almost Kings, Winner of CBS.com’s “From Your Garage to GRAMMY Live” Contest, Will Perform Exclusively During GRAMMY Live

Fans Can Check-In to “GRAMMY Live” Via GetGlue to Unlock an Exclusive Sticker

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND SET TO PERFORM ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND SET TO PERFORM ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Jack Black, Fergie, ?uestlove, and Ringo Starr To Present at the Music Industry’s Premier Event

Twenty-time GRAMMY® winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Actor/recording artist Jack Black, six-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Fergie, three-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Amir “?uestlove” Thompson (The Roots), and nine-time GRAMMY winner Ringo Starr will appear as presenters. Music’s Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Networkfrom 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 at http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys. 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: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
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GRAMMY® NOMINEE KATY PERRY TO PERFORM ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Dierks Bentley, Drake,Miranda Lambert, and Gwyneth Paltrow Are The First Presenters Announced for the Music Industry’s Premier Event

Current GRAMMY® nominee Katy Perry has been added to the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Country artist Dierks Bentley, rapper/actor and current four-time nominee Drake, GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert, and Emmy® and Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow will appear as presenters. Music’s Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition 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 at http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys. 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: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

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Adele To Perform At The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMY®NOMINEE ADELE TO MAKE MUCH ANTICIPATED RETURN TO THE STAGE ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Singer Will Perform Live for the First Time Since Undergoing Vocal Cord Surgery Last Fall

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Music’s Biggest Night®— Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY®AND HITLAB ANNOUNCES GRAND-PRIZE WINNER OF EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION

Winner Tara Keith To Perform at Official GRAMMY® Week Event – Social Media Rock Stars Summit – on Friday, Feb. 10

HITLAB Inc. (“Hitlab”), in partnership with The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com), has announced Hamilton, Ontario-based Tara Keith as the winner of its Emerging Talent Competition following the submission of original music to the contest’s Web page (www.hitlab.com/grammycontest).The competition launched Nov. 2, 2011, and was designed to provide an unsigned musician the chance to perform at an official GRAMMY® Week event.
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