Thursday, November 26, 2009
NCIS: Los Angeles actor LL Cool J hosts Grammy Nominations Concert
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"THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®" TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY BLACK EYED PEAS, MAXWELL, AND SUGARLAND
LL COOL J SET TO HOST ONE-HOUR LIVE EVENT ON DEC. 2
CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards
Live from Club NOKIA in Los Angeles
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2009) — Three-time GRAMMY® winner the Black Eyed Peas, six-time GRAMMY-nominated Maxwell, and GRAMMY winner Sugarland are the first performers announced for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®."
Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J once again is set to host the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. The special also marks the second time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year's airing of the show reached more than 8 million viewers and led to double-digit percentage increases in all key demos for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast earlier this year.
The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — featuring the announcement of nominations in several categories and performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — and culminates with the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, and broadcast on CBS 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.
"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are the executive producers. LL Cool J is producer.
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.
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