Musical group FUN. and three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ne-Yo have been added to the lineup for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan and three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning group Maroon 5. LL COOL J and Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show, which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY® Award winners and/or nominees, will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Dec. 5 (live 10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT/9:00 PM, CT) on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.
Following the one-hour live broadcast, guests will experience a one-hour exclusive concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT® are on sale now and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800-745-3000.
This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s broadcast of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest GRAMMY audience since 1984 and the second-largest in history. The broadcast was also the biggest social event in the history of television at that time, drawing 13 million social media comments, with the conversation on Twitter reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live broadcast.
LL COOL J has hosted The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night since its inception in December 2008, and also hosted the annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast for the first time earlier this year. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL COOL J in December 2008.
The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 and broadcast on CBS (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT).
The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is producer.
About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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At the 54th Annual Grammys Awards they did not forget Superstar and Diva Whitney Houston The Recording Academy honor and presented a tribute to her for all her contributions to music, including some of the artists wear black clothes and honored her during the live telecast by mentioning her at the event.
On Sunday, February 12, 2013 was music biggest night at The 54th Annual Grammys Awards held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS live from Los Angeles from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Here is the Complete Winners List 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
- Album of the Year: ”21,” Adele
- Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
- Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth
- New Artist: Bon Iver
- Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele
- Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
- Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele
- Alternative Album: ”Bon Iver,” Bon Iver
- Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
- Rock Album: ”Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters
- Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
- Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters
- R&B Album: ”F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown
- R&B Song: ”Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash
- R&B Performance: ”Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae
- Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
- Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West
- Rap Performance: ”Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
- Rap Song: ”All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West
- Rap/Sung Collaboration: ”All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
- Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
- Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
- Musical Theater Album: ”The Book of Mormon,” Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone
- World Music Album: “Tassili,” Tinariwen
- Latin Pop Rock, Rock or Urban Album: ”Drama y Luz,” Mana
- Tropical Latin Album: “Last Mambo,” Cachao
- Banda or Norteno Album: “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends,” Los Tigres Del Norte
- Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: “Bicentenario,” Pepe Aguilar
- Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
- Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum
- Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
- Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
- Jazz Vocal Album: ”The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists
- Jazz Instrumental Album: ”Forever,” Corea, Clark & White
- Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea
- Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “The Good Feeling,” Christian McBride Big Band
- Blues Album: ”Revelator,” Tedeschi Trucks Band
- Folk Album: ”Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
- Pop Instrumental Album: “The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones
- Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss & Union Station
- Americana Album: “Ramble at the Ryman,” Levon Helm
- Reggae Album: “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life,” Stephen Marley
- New Age Album: “What’s It All About,” Pat Metheny
- Children’s Album: “All About Bullies… Big and Small,” various artists
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth
- Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: ”Cinema (Skrillex remix),” Sonny Moore
- Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
- Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: “Jesus,” L’Andria Johnson
- Gospel Album: ”Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
- Choral Performance: ”Light & Gold,” Eric Whitacre
- Classical Contemporary Composition: ”Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
- Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
- Orchestral Performance: ”Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel
- Opera Recording: ”Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Alan Gilbert, conductor
- Spoken Word Album: ”If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” Betty White
- Comedy Album: ”Hilarious,” Louis C.K.
- Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: ”Boardwalk Empire,” various artists
- Score Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: ”The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat
- Song Written For Visual Media: ”I See the Light,” Alan Menken & Glenn Slater
- Historical Album: ”Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition),” Paul McCartney
- Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists: ”Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” Jorge Calandrelli
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy®. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible partof our culture.
For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.