Grammy Awards 2012

TWENTY-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
TO BE HONORED AS
2013 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR

Annual Gala Benefiting the MusiCares Foundation®
And Its Health And Human Services Programs
For Music People Will Be Held During GRAMMY® Week

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 28, 2012)— Bruce Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Scott Pascucci, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the 23rd annual benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY® Week two days prior to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® — will provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need. Arranger/composer and nationally renowned music producer Rob Mathes will be the evening’s musical director.

Springsteen is being honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of his extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work, which has included an impressive range of philanthropic activities over the years.

“Bruce Springsteen is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian,” said Portnow. “His career is a testament to the power of creative excellence, and his contributions as a philanthropist speak to the tenacity of the human spirit. We are privileged and honored to pay tribute to Bruce this year as our MusiCares Person of the Year.”

“Bruce is synonymous with artistic independence and a passion for causes that are close to his heart,” said Pascucci. “His career seamlessly combines inspiration and charity, and it’s a reminder that we can all do our part to make the world a better place.”

The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a star-studded tribute concert. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Springsteen’s recording career spans nearly 40 years, beginning with his 1973 Columbia Records release Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. By 1975, the covers of both Time and Newsweek declared Springsteen’s music a national phenomenon. He has released 17 studio albums, garnered 20 GRAMMY Awards and won an Oscar (for “Streets Of Philadelphia” from 1993’s Philadelphia). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2009 he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. His albums Born To Run and Born In The U.S.A. have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. Springsteen’s latest album, Wrecking Ball, was released in March. Springsteen has supported a wide range of charitable causes including organizations that work to alleviate homelessness and hunger.

The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “MusiCares” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/musicaresand follow @MusiCares on Twitter at www.twitter.com/musicares.

 

PAUL MCCARTNEY TO BE JOINED BY
TONY BENNETT, CAST FROM THE BEATLES
“LOVE” BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL®,
COLDPLAY, DUANE EDDY, FOO FIGHTERS,
HOST EDDIE IZZARD,
ALICIA KEYS, DIANA KRALL
ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION
FEATURING JERRY DOUGLAS,
NORAH JONES, SERGIO MENDES,
KATY PERRY, JAMES TAYLOR,
AND NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE AT
2012 MUSICARES®PERSON OF THE YEAR TRIBUTE IN HIS HONOR

Sold-Out Tribute To McCartney Will Benefit
MusiCares’ Emergency Financial Assistance And
Addiction Recovery Programs

WHO:
Performances by the cast from the Beatles “LOVE”by Cirque du Soleil; multi-GRAMMY®-winning artists and current GRAMMY nominees Tony Bennett, Coldplay,Foo Fighters, and Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas; GRAMMY-winning artist Duane Eddy, multi-GRAMMY-winning artists Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and James Taylor; two-time GRAMMY-winning artists Diana Krall and Neil Young with Crazy Horse; two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Sergio Mendes; and current GRAMMY nomineeKaty Perry.The evening will also feature a special performanceby 14-time GRAMMY-winning artistand 2012 MusiCares® Person of the Year Paul McCartney.Actor/comedian Eddie Izzard will be the evening’s host. Attendees will include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares®and The Recording Academy®; Scott Pascucci, MusiCares Foundation Board Chair; and Paul Caine, MusiCares Board Chair Emeritus. In addition, a host of celebrities, along with prominent music industry and entertainment executives, arescheduled to attend. Tribute co-chairs are John Eastman, Bob Iger, Sir George Martin, and Lorne Michaels. Tommy LiPuma is the evening’s musical director in association with David Paich. Past MusiCares Person of the Yearhonorees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.

WHAT:
Iconic artist and philanthropist Paul McCartney will be honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event celebrating his exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 22nd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.

GALA:
The 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, sponsored bythe Starkey Hearing Foundation,that will offer an exclusiveandunparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kindcelebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The auction will be followed by a gala dinner sponsored byAEG Live, and a star-studded tribute concert sponsored byAcura/ELS Surround. Acura TL is the MusiCares “Vehicle of the Year.” During the gala dinner, a live auction will feature an exciting array of items, including one of only two original Baldwin baby grand pianos painted by pop art icon Peter Max— signed by Max, McCartney, and Ringo Starr — that was a gift from the artist to Starr; as well as a customized Acura TL.This year’s red-carpet press arrivals area will be sponsored by Kinect for Xbox 360and Dance Central 2. MusiCares would also like to thank Centerstaging –A SoundCheck LA Company, Classic Wines of California, Delta Airlines, Double Platinum, Gibson, Global Art, Heineken, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Jackson Limo, Korbel, Patron Spirits Company, Pepsi,and Sweetwater. The

GALA:
MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This event is completely sold out.

WHY:
MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistancefor basic living expenses including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP FundSM allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For real-time coverage and updates on this event, plus all MusiCares events during GRAMMY Week, like “MusiCares” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/musicaresand follow @MusiCares on Twitter at www.twitter.com/musicares.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Convention Center,
West Hall
1201 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Parking:
West Hall Lot, off Cherry Street; cost: $12 (no valet available)


NEWS RELEASE

The Recording Academy Statement re: Don Cornelius
Feb. 1, 2012

Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Don Cornelius created a cultural phenomenon with “Soul Train,” providing a platform for recording artists to showcase their talents to a wider, more diverse audience. He made an indelible impact on American television, one that will continue to be appreciated for generations to come. His beautiful, deep voice and measured pace always sounded warm and familiar to the millions who admired and followed his broadcasts. The music industry has lost a true visionary and trailblazer, and our deepest sympathies extend to his family, friends, and all who welcomed him in their homes for so many years.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy


GRAMMY® NOMINEE KATY PERRY TO PERFORM
ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Dierks Bentley, Drake,
Miranda Lambert, and Gwyneth Paltrow
Are The First Presenters Announced for the
Music Industry’s Premier Event

Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J —
Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2012) —Current GRAMMY® nominee Katy Perry has been added to the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Country artist Dierks Bentley, rapper/actor and current four-time nominee Drake, GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert, and Emmy® and Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow will appear as presenters. 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 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: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

Katy Perry is up for two awards: Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Firework.”

Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Adele, Campbell, Clarkson, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Mars, McCartney, Perry, Rihanna, and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.


THE RECORDING ACADEMY® TO HOST
SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS CEREMONY
Annual GRAMMY®Week Event Honors Recipients of the
Lifetime Achievement Award, the Trustees Award
and the Technical GRAMMY Award

WHO:
Attendees include past and current members of the GRAMMY®-winning southern rock group Allman Brothers Band: Greg Allman, Dickey Betts, Oteil Burbridge, Warren Haynes, Jaimoe, Chuck Leavell, Mark Quinones, Butch Trucks and Derek Trucks; GRAMMY-winning musician Glen Campbell; trumpeter Wayne Jackson; GRAMMY-winning country artist George Jones; founder of Celemony software Peter Neubäcker; and singer Diana Ross. Family members or representatives of Allman Brothers Band members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, musician Dave Bartholomew, GRAMMY-winning composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Steve Jobs, saxophonist Andrew Love, GRAMMY-winning audio engineer Roger Nichols, musician Gil Scott-Heron, recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, and President/CEO of The Recording Academy® Neil Portnow will also be in attendance. Additionally, the GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles will perform.

WHAT:
Special Merit Awards Ceremony
The Recording Academy will present the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium, to Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron; the Trustees Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in areas other than performance, to Dave Bartholomew, Steve Jobs and Rudy Van Gelder; and the Technical GRAMMY Award, honoring an individual’s and/or corporation’s outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording field, to Celemony and Roger Nichols. The 54th Annual GRAMMYAwards will be held live at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 and broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

WHERE:
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 West 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90005

WHEN:
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
1:30p.m. Media check-in
2 – 3 p.m. Red-carpet interviews
3 – 5 p.m. Award presentations


GRAMMY® NOMINEE KATY PERRY TO PERFORM
ON THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Dierks Bentley, Drake,
Miranda Lambert, and Gwyneth Paltrow
Are The First Presenters Announced for the
Music Industry’s Premier Event

Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J —
Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2012) —Current GRAMMY® nominee Katy Perry has been added to the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Country artist Dierks Bentley, rapper/actor and current four-time nominee Drake, GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert, and Emmy® and Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow will appear as presenters. 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 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: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

Katy Perry is up for two awards: Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Firework.”

Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Adele, Campbell, Clarkson, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Mars, McCartney, Perry, Rihanna, and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.

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.


“WE ARE MUSIC”

THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN USES TECHNOLOGY
TO VISUALIZE MUSIC

Campaign Creative Features GRAMMY®Nominees
Adele, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver, Bruno Mars,
Paul McCartney, and Skrillex

SANTA MONICA, Calif.  (Feb. 1, 2012) The Recording Academy®and TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles unveiled “We Are Music,” an innovative, engaging campaign for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, airing live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. The campaign — which features print, outdoor, digital, TV, a mobile app, and an interactive microsite (www.wearemusic.grammy.com) — uses technology to visualize music and show how it moves us. This marks the fifth consecutive year that TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles and The Recording Academy have partnered on the marketing campaign for the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.

The “We Are Music” campaign rolled out last month with a 15-second promo spot running on CBS to promote “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®,” as well as print, and show tune-in art created for GRAMMY.com, Facebook and YouTube. Two-time GRAMMY®winner and current nominee Adele kicked off the first of four TV spots, followed by six-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Foo Fighters, and GRAMMY nominees Bon Iver and Skrillex. The spots focus on the artists and follow an element or particle that builds throughout, symbolizing the raw emotion of music. Each spot reveals the artist after the particle builds and then transitions to the tune-in information for the show.

In addition to Adele, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver, and Skrillex, the print and out-of-home campaign (including wild postings and digital billboards) also features GRAMMY winners and current nominees Bruno Mars and Paul McCartney.

“‘We Are Music’ is about the passion that music inspires in all of us, about music becoming part of who we are and about how music affects artists and fans on a visceral level,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer for The Recording Academy. “This year’s campaign once again emphasizes the social and mobile music experience, and allows music fans to connect to the music they love in a visual way. We are grateful to our dedicated friends at TBWA\Chiat\Day for their continued collaboration and partnership, and for their support of this year’s effort.”

“We wanted to focus on the raw emotion in music that connects fans and artists and transcends the GRAMMY stage,” said Patrick O’Neill, executive creative director at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles. “It’s that moment when the artist is ready to push the music out and the fan is ready to receive — that’s the true power of music. The GRAMMYs have always been a celebration of the greatest music that shapes our culture. This year is no different; we are just giving music lovers out there a connection like never before by producing a campaign that visually exposes the emotions of this year’s iconic artists and their songs.”

Wearemusic.grammy.com and the soon-to-be-launched mobile app work hand in hand to feature artists created out of the rhythm and emotion of their songs. The Web site and mobile app allow music fans to create and share their own visual musical experiences based on their favorite songs and photos. At wearemusic.grammy.com, users can choose their own songs and upload their own photos that explode into thousands of particles and reconstruct themselves, all while moving to the music. With the “We Are Music” app, a user’s photos and songs are transformed into an interactive, communal mobile experience.

For more information on the 54th GRAMMY Awards and the “We Are Music” campaign, please visit: www.grammy.com or www.wearemusic.grammy.com.The “We Are Music” app will be available for download through iTunes. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammysand www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

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. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.

About TBWA\Chiat\Day
TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, Shoot magazine’s 2011 “Agency of the Year” is part of TBWA Worldwide. TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com) creates Disruptive ideas expressed through Media Arts for global clients, including Accenture, adidas, Apple, Energizer, GSK, Henkel, Infiniti, Mars, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Roche, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines and Visa. TBWA is ranked as a Top-Ten worldwide advertising agency and was recognized by Advertising Age in 2010 as the “Best International Network of the Decade.” TBWA has 274 offices in 100 countries and over 11,000 employees worldwide.

TBWA is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

GRAMMY®NOMINEE ADELE
TO MAKE
MUCH ANTICIPATED RETURN
TO THE STAGE ON THE

54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
                              
Singer Will Perform Live for the First Time
Since Undergoing Vocal Cord Surgery Last Fall
Music’s Biggest Night®— Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J
— Airs Live on CBS
Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT 

 

 

  ©2012 Columbia Records
Photo Credit: Lauren Dukoff

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2012) —Current GRAMMY® nominee Adele will make her much anticipated return to the live stage on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (www.grammy.com). This will be her first time performing live in nearly five months since being forced to cancel a sold-out U.S. tour to undergo surgery on her vocal cords. 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 Networkfrom 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 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: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.”I’m immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year’s GRAMMY Awards,” said Adele. “It’s an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all.”

Two-time GRAMMY winner Adele has six nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for “Rolling In The Deep”; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21; and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”

Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Adele, Campbell, Clarkson, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Mars, McCartney, Rihanna, and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John CossetteProductions 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.

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. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.


MUSICARES® TO HONOR PAUL MCCARTNEY
AS 2012 PERSON OF THE YEAR
Paul McCartney And Friends Will Perform At Sold Out Tribute
In His Honor That Will Benefit

MusiCares’ Emergency Financial Assistance
And Addiction Recovery Programs

WHO:
Performances by 14-time GRAMMY®-winning artist Paul McCartney and other artists to be announced shortly.Attendees include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares® and The Recording Academy®; Scott Pascucci, MusiCares Foundation Board Chair; and Paul Caine, MusiCares Board Chair Emeritus. Tribute co-chairs are John Eastman, Bob Iger, Sir George Martin, and Lorne Michaels.Tommy LiPuma is the evening’s musical director in association with David Paich. Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young. In addition, a host of celebrities, along with prominent music industry and entertainment executives, are scheduled to attend.

WHAT:
Iconic artist and philanthropist Paul McCartney will be honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event celebrating his exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 22nd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.

GALA:
The 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction sponsored bythe Starkey Hearing Foundation that will offer an exclusiveandunparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The auction will be followed by a gala dinner sponsored by AEG Live, and a star-studded tribute concert sponsored by Acura/ELS. This year’s red-carpet press arrivals area will be sponsored by Kinect for Xbox 360 and Dance Central 2. MusiCares would also like to thank Centerstaging –A SoundCheck LA Company, Classic Wines of California, Delta Airlines, Double Platinum, Gibson, Global Art, Heineken, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Jackson Limo, Korbel, Patron Spirits Company, Pepsi, and Sweetwater. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This event is completely sold out.

WHY:
MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org.

WHERE:
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015

Parking:
West Hall Lot, off Cherry Street; cost: $12 (no valet available)

WHEN:                        Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
5 p.m.                           Media Check-In (at Gilbert Lindsay Plaza)
5:30 p.m.                      Red Carpet Arrivals, Cocktail Reception, and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m.                      Gala Dinner
9 p.m.                           Concert & Award Presentation

MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: grammy@rogersandcowan.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than Weds., Feb. 1. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Joe Schneiderno later than Weds., Feb. 1. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.

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GRAMMY® NOMINEES
JASON ALDEAN AND KELLY CLARKSON,
FOO FIGHTERS, BRUNO MARS,
NICKI MINAJ, AND TAYLOR SWIFT
TO PERFORM ON THE
54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Music’s Biggest Night®Airs Live on CBS
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, 8 P.M. ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2012) —Current GRAMMY® nominees Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast (www.grammy.com). Aldean and Minaj will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Mars, and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. The music industry’s premier event will take 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 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: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

Foo Fighters and Mars each have six nominations. Six-time GRAMMY-winning Foo Fighters are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for Wasting Light; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Walk”; Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “White Limo”; and Best Long Form Music Video for Foo Fighters: Back And Forth. GRAMMY winner Mars is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Grenade”; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Doo-Wops & Hooligans; and Producer Of The Year, Non Classical (as a member of the Smeezingtons, along with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine).

Minaj has four nods: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for “Moment 4 Life” (with Drake), Best Rap Album for Pink Friday, and Album Of The Year (as a featured artist on Rihanna’s Loud).

Aldean and Swift are up for three awards each. Aldean has nominations for Best Country Solo Performance for “Dirt Road Anthem,” Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (with Kelly Clarkson), and Best Country Album for My Kinda Party. Four-time GRAMMY winner Swift has nods for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Mean,” and Best Country Album for Speak Now.

Two-time GRAMMY winner Clarkson is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (with Jason Aldean).

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John CossetteProductions 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.

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. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.

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