More than two months before the Grammy Awards are presented in the usual TV special, the announcement of the nominations will also be a TV special. The one-hour “Grammy Nominations Concert Live!” will air December 3rd on CBS, 9-10 pm ET/PT. In addition to the announcement of nominees in at least six categories, there will be performances by past Grammy winners.
"Every year, millions of music fans and people around the world anticipate the announcement of our Grammy nominations, anxious to learn which artists from every genre represent the highest levels of musical excellence. The ability to showcase Grammy-winning artists combined with the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards represents a milestone for The Recording Academy as we begin the next decade of our important missions,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.
"With this special, we want to emphasize the stories behind great Grammy-winning artists and their music, and set the stage for nominees to thrill audiences at the annual Gramy telecast," said Ken Ehrlich, co-executive producer of the Grammy Awards.
"This special will provide viewers a unique opportunity to witness a great live music event while enjoying the Grammy nominations, jump-starting the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the annual Grammy Awards in February, " said Jack Sussman, Exec. VP, specials, music and live events, CBS.
"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.