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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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