On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 The Recording Academy announced that Country artist Jason Aldean and five-time GRAMMY® winner Lady Gaga are the first performers for “The GRAMMY®Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®“(www.grammy.com). Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J once again is set to host the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. 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(www.cbs.com) from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.
This concert special marks the fourth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special led to increased ratings in all key demos for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast earlier this year, delivering the show’s best ratings in all key measures in more than a decade.
Tickets for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” go on sale Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online atwww.nokiatheatrelalive.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000. For discounts on groups of 10 or more, and for more information on VIP packages, visitwww.aegtickets.com or call 877.234.8425.
The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” and culminates with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/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