Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rihanna, Usher and other Stars for "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

16 Nov 2011 13:00 Africa/Lagos

Rihanna and Usher

Rihanna, The Band Perry and Usher Added to the Stellar Lineup for "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®"
CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Nov. 30
Telecast Will Feature a Special Live Announcement Regarding a Historic Band Reunion Set to Take Place on the GRAMMY Stage in February 2012
Following the One-Hour Live Broadcast, Guests Will Be Treated To an Exclusive Concert by The Band Perry.

The Band Perry

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-time GRAMMY® winner Rihanna, country music sensation The Band Perry and seven-time GRAMMY winner Usher are the latest performers added to the stellar lineup for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®" ( Previously announced performers are country artist Jason Aldean , five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, three-time GRAMMY winner Ludacris, GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco, and GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is once again set to host. The one-hour special takes place live on Wednesday, Nov. 30 , at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The show, which will also 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 ( from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: , .


The concert special marks the fourth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. In addition to unveiling nominations for the 54th GRAMMY Awards, "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!" will feature a special live announcement from a truly iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place on the GRAMMY stage on Feb. 12, 2012.

Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will enjoy an exclusive concert by The Band Perry. Tickets for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" are on sale now at 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, visit or call 877.234.8425. A portion of the proceeds from this very special evening will benefit the GRAMMY Museum®.

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.

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 . For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at , a Facebook fan at , and a YouTube channel subscriber at

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MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: grammy@rogersandcowan.comIMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials for the Media Center no later than Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Directions for credential pickup will be given upon confirmation of credential status. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Heather Lewandoski/Rogers & Cowan no later than Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.

CONTACT: Barb Dehgan,, or Lourdes Lopez,, both of The Recording Academy, +1-310-392-3777; or Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, +1-818-655-1587, or Kate Fisher, +1-212-975-3818,, both of CBS; or Maureen O'Connor, +1-310-854-8116,, or Heather Lewandoski, +1-310-854-8147,, both of Rogers & Cowan

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