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GRAMMY® NOMINEES COLDPLAY AND RIHANNA TO PERFORM LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

NOMINEE AND 2012 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR PAUL MCCARTNEY ALSO SET TO PERFORM ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Current GRAMMY® nominees Coldplay and Rihanna will perform live together for the first time, and nominee and 2012 MusiCares® Person of the Year Paul McCartney is set to perform as part of the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (www.grammy.com). 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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TWO-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER LL COOL J TO HOST 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Rapper/Actor Will Be First Host in Seven Years of the Music Industry’s Premier Event

Music’s Biggest Night®Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT

Two-time GRAMMY® winner LL COOL J is set to host the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (www.grammy.com), marking the first time in seven years that the music industry’s premier event will have an official host. Music’s Biggest Night® 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 Westwood One/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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JOHN BRANCA TO RECIEVE SERVICE AWARD

It was announced today by the GRAMMY Foundation that John Branca, a partner in the law firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP and former Board Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation’s sister charitable foundation, MusiCares®, will be the recipient of the 2012 Service Award at the GRAMMY Foundation®’s 14th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative®Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s luncheon.
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PEPSI and PANDORA to Help Celebrate the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Partnership Gives Fans Exclusive Content from GRAMMY®-Nominated Artists

Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading personalized radio service, The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com), and PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) announced a multi-layered campaign that will harness and capture the excitement around the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, taking place Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. As the premier sponsor of GRAMMY®-related content on Pandora, Pepsi is giving fans access to GRAMMY-nominated artist content with a GRAMMY mixtape, artist video series and, for the first time, GRAMMY genre stations.
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