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The Grammy Award process is a mystery to those outside the voting level of the organization however, ith the 58th Grammy’s looming before us, the Recording Academy wanted to give the general public a bit of insight on the process…check the video!

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6c7d3-grammy-orglogoU.S. High Schools in the Running for Grants for Music Excellence

Supported in Part by Converse, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, and Journeys

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 20, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation®(www.grammyfoundation.org) today announced that 123 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools semifinalists (www.grammyintheschools.com) for 2014. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools finalists will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top programs are designated Goldrecipients. The best of the Gold recipients is designated the National GRAMMY Signature School. The remaining schools are designated GRAMMY Signature Schools.For schools that are economically underserved, the GRAMMY Foundation established the Enterprise Award category to recognize the efforts in music education made by these schools. GRAMMY Signature Schools are made possible in part through the generous support of Converse, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, and Journeys.

“The GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes public high schools across the U.S. that are providing excellent music education programs for their students,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “Many of these schools face serious economic challenges, so it’s truly inspiring to see this level of commitment to arts education and to the students who benefit from this type of curriculum.”

In mid-March 2014, the GRAMMY Foundation will announce the finalists for the GRAMMY Signature Schools program. These schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant ranging from $1,000 up to $15,000 to benefit their music program.

The 2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools Semifinalists: 

Abington Senior High School — Abington, Pa.
Allen High School — Allen, Texas
Arizona School for the Arts — Phoenix
Ashland High School — Ashland, Wis.
Athens Drive High School — Raleigh, N.C.
Bangor Area High School — Bangor, Pa.
Batavia High School — Batavia, Ill.
Bay Port High School — Green Bay, Wis.
Bay Shore High School — Bay Shore, N.Y.
Bellport High School — Brookhaven, N.Y.
Bergenfield High School — Bergenfield, N.J.
Berkley High School — Berkley, Mich.
Biloxi High School — Biloxi, Miss.
Broadview Public School — Broadview, Mont.

Buchanan High School — Clovis, Calif.
Cabell Midland High School — Ona, W. Va.
Canton High School — Canton, Conn.
Cazenovia High School — Cazenovia, N.Y.
Charles C. D’Amico High School — Albion, N.Y.
Cherry Creek High School — Greenwood Village, Colo.
Clear Lake High School — Houston
Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy — Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Coral Reef Senior High School — Miami
Davis Senior High School — Davis, Calif.
Decorah High School — Decorah, Iowa
Detroit School of Arts High School — Detroit
Diamond Bar High School — Diamond Bar, Calif.
Dover-Eyota High School — Eyota, Minn.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts — Washington, D.C.
Eastridge High School — Rochester, N.Y.
Eden Prairie High School — Eden Prairie, Minn.
Edinburg North High School — Edinburg, Texas
Eldred Junior Senior High School — Eldred, N.Y.
Elk Grove High School — Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Esperanza High School — Anaheim, Calif.
Ferndale High School — Ferndale, Mich.
Ferris High School — Spokane, Wash.
Flower Mound High School — Flower Mound, Texas
Folsom High School — Folsom, Calif.
Foothill High School — Henderson, Nev.
Fox Lane High School — Bedford, N.Y.
Foxborough High School — Foxboro, Mass.
Freeport High School — Freeport, Ill.
Garden City High School — Garden City, N.Y.
Glenbard East High School — Lombard, Ill.
Guilderland High School — Guilderland Center, N.Y.
Harrison High School — Harrison, N.Y.
Harriton High School — Rosemont, Pa.
Harry D. Jacobs High School — Algonquin, Ill.
Hellgate High School — Missoula, Mont.
Hendersonville High School — Hendersonville, Tenn.
Herricks High School — New Hyde Park, N.Y.
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts — Houston
Hilton High School — Hilton, N.Y.
Hopkins High School — Minnetonka, Minn.
Iowa City West High School — Iowa City, Iowa
Irvine High School — Irvine, Calif.
John Burroughs High School — Burbank, Calif.
John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School — Great Neck, N.Y.
John P. Stevens High School — Edison, N.J.
John S. Davidson Fine Arts School — Augusta, Ga.
Johnson City High School — Johnson City, N.Y.
Kamiak High School — Mukilteo, Wash.
Kenmore East High School — Tonawanda, N.Y.
Kenwood Academy High School — Chicago
Lake Braddock Secondary School — Burke, Va.
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts — Las Vegas
Lebanon High School — Lebanon, Ohio
Legacy High School — North Las Vegas
Liverpool High School — Liverpool, N.Y.
Los Gatos High School — Los Gatos, Calif.
Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School — Detroit
Mercer Island High School — Mercer Island, Wash.
Metea Valley High School — Aurora, Ill.
Milford Central School — Milford, N.Y.
Mineola High School — Garden City Park, N.Y.
Mira Costa High School — Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Monroe-Woodbury High School — Central Valley, N.Y.
Mt. Eden High School — Hayward, Calif.
Naperville North High School — Naperville, Ill.
Nederland High School — Nederland, Colo.
Niskayuna High School — Niskayuna, N.Y.
North Allegheny Senior High School — Wexford, Pa.
Northland Preparatory Academy — Flagstaff, Ariz.
Northville High School — Northville, Mich.
Northwood High School — Irvine, Calif.
Omaha North High Magnet School — Omaha, Neb.
Osbourn High School — Manassas, Va.
Pennsbury High School — Fairless Hills, Pa.
Piscataway High School — Piscataway, N.J.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School — Plainview, N.Y.
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School — Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Pulaski High School — Pulaski, Wis.
Randolph High School — Randolph, N.J.
Red Hook High School — Red Hook, N.Y.
Richland Center High School — Richland Center, Wis.
Robertsdale High School — Robertsdale, Ala.
Rocky Mountain High School — Fort Collins, Colo.
Sayville High School — Sayville, N.Y.
SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities — Greenville, S.C.
Seaholm High School — Birmingham, Mich.
Shiloh High School — Snellville, Ga.
Spring High School — Spring, Texas
St. Joseph High School — St. Joseph, Mich.
State College Area High School — State College, Pa.
Strath Haven High School — Wallingford, Pa.
The Chicago High School for the Arts — Chicago
Thomas Jefferson High School — San Antonio
Toledo School for the Arts — Toledo, Ohio
Walden III — Racine, Wis.
Walnut High School — Walnut, Calif.
Walter Johnson High School — Bethesda, Md.
Warren Central High School — Indianapolis
Waubonsie Valley High School — Aurora, Ill.
Wayland High School — Wayland, Mass.
West Ottawa High School — Holland, Minn.
West Port High School — Ocala, Fla.
William A. Shine Great Neck South High — Great Neck, N.Y.
Williamsport Area High School — Williamsport, Pa.
Windsor Central High School — Windsor, N.Y.
Woodbridge High School — Irvine, Calif.
York Community High School — Elmhurst, Ill.
Yorktown High School — Arlington, Va.

The selection process for GRAMMY Signature Schools begins each year in August when the GRAMMY Foundation mails notification to more than 20,000 public high schools from districts large and small, urban, suburban and rural, requesting information about each school’s music program. Applications are completed and submitted online in October at
www.grammyintheschools.com. After the applications are scored, finalists are identified and asked to submit additional documentation, such as recordings of school concerts, sample concert programs and repertoire, which is then reviewed by an independent blue-ribbon committee of top music educators and professionals to determine the schools that merit GRAMMY Signature School status.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. For more information on the Music Educator Award, please visitgrammymusicteacher.com. For more information about the Foundation, please visitwww.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools®” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn atwww.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn atwww.instagram.com/GRAMMYfdn.

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COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®” 
TO BE HELD IN LOS ANGELES ON DEC. 6 
One-Hour CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE10 p.m. ET/PT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2013) — “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night® is set to take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and will air live on the CBS Television Network on Friday,Dec. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, setting the stage for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The one-hour special will officially kick off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

This concert special marks the sixth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to stellar ratings for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which garnered 28.37 million viewers — the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. The telecast also nearly doubled its social media conversation from the previous year, generating 24.8 million comments (based on research compiled by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr and Mass Relevance).

Details regarding ticket sales, presenters and performers for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” will be announced in the coming weeks.

The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” and culminates with the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, 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.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, 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 Foursquare, GetGlue,Google +, InstagramPinterestTumblr, and YouTube.

Source: The Recording Academy Press Room

 

The Hype Magazine Interviews Jimi Kendrix - Sitting in a Tuxedo on Top of the Mountain | @JiMiKenDrix | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

Six time Grammy Award winning producer Jimi Kendrix has quite the story which not only includes his musical successes, but his community activism as well.  He is a champion for music programs in New York Schools, which he supports via his imprint StreetRadio Music,and he is socially aware, as is evident by his interaction with the New York City leaders on behalf of his community and students.

Musically, Jimi is more than just a producer, he has a reputation as a sound innovator.  Enveloped in a follow-the-leader industry, he loves to work with artists that concentrate on being different, bringing something new to the table.

Jimi’s passion for quality sound has placed him in the position to work with the cream of the crop in the music industry.  He has produced tracks for Ashanti, Styles P, Bone Thugs, Jay-Z, 2-Pac and the list just keeps going on and on!

Diversity being a key to success in the music industry, Jimi is also an accomplished musician and played drums for the legendary Gap Band.  He has also provided music for television shows including, The Shift, Cribs, Run’s House as well as a number of movie and documentary scores.

Read More via The Hype Magazine Interviews Jimi Kendrix – Sitting in a Tuxedo on Top of the Mountain | @JiMiKenDrix | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News.

Bobby "Blue" Bland at the Long Beach...

Bobby “Blue” Bland at the Long Beach Blues Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When one thinks of the blues in this day and age, the first name that usually pops to mind is B.B. King, and that would not be wrong.  However, blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland is one of the iconic figures in blues history and one of my first records ever, was a white ceramic 78 record with Bobby “Blue” Bland and Blues Boy King (later B.B. King) live at the Palladium.  I found it in a root cellar in a box with other records some of them the old 78 which was before the 73 1/3 albums many are familiar with.

As a youngster, I grew up with the sounds of my parent’s card parties and “grown folks” music, also known then as “belly rubbin music” and the blues where a HUGE PART of the musical fabric at that time in my early life.  Bobby “Blue” Bland had a signature sound that nobody ever duplicated to my knowledge and his choking style lyrical cutoff on the tune “I’m Sorry” which he and B.B. King played together with his orchestra is one that jumps out at me.

The blues world, nay the MUSIC world lost another great in Bobby “Blue” Bland who died at the seasoned age of 83.  Nothing will ever come close to that sound…I wouldn’t want anyone to even try; they would just ruin it.

Below is the Recording Academy statement on this Lifetime Achievement Award  recipient of the Grammy Award organization.  There just aren’t words…so they kept it short and sweet…

Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bobby “Blue” Bland was a prolific blues singer and balladeer. His signature performance style seamlessly blended a mix of blues, country, gospel, jazz and pop music to create his unique sound. He was a stylistic pioneer who influenced countless musicians across many genres, with a career spanning nearly eight decades. Our music community has lost a tremendous and legendary talent, and we mourn this loss with his family, fans and all those who had the pleasure and privilege of working with him.
Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy

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Mil Tickit earned 3 Grammy Awards for his work on the Best Rap Album of the Year with Ludacris, Single of the Year with Lil Wayne for the track “A Milli,” and Album of the Year with Lil Wayne, including a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Duo Performance for the Ludacris song “Georgia” featuring Field Mob and Jamie Fox.

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Grammy In The Schools Career Day

Grammy In The Schools Career Day (Photo credit: gingerbydesign)

 

Prestigious GRAMMY® Week Event Highlights GRAMMY Foundation’s Ongoing Work To Safeguard Music’s History

 

WHO:
The GRAMMY Foundation® will host “Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music’s Evolution And Influencers” — the 15th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — featuring live musical performances and archival footage from its preservation archives. Performers include GRAMMY® winners Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, and LeAnn Rimes; current GRAMMY nominee Ed Sheeran; Mike Einziger of Incubus, singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, violinist Ann Marie Simpson, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers, as well as other artists to be announced shortly. The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee, and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.

WHAT:
“Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music’s Evolution And Influencers” — this year’s GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — will explore the history of legendary influencers in music and the invaluable contributions of those key players, the music they inspired and their impact on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week celebration promotes the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. General admission tickets are $35 per person and premium seating is $45. For tickets and information, visit http://www.grammyfoundation.org or http://wl.flavorus.com/sabantheatre/PlayItForward, or contact 855.235.2867. “Play It Forward” is sponsored in part by CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Getty Images Music and Jackson Limousine.

WHERE:
Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

WHEN:
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
5:15 p.m. Media Check-in (Note: Please arrive promptly. Media using mult-box will
be able to plug in decks prior to carpet opening.)
6:15–7:15 p.m. Red-Carpet Arrivals
7:30–9 p.m. Guest Speakers and Performances
9 p.m. Reception

 

WHY:
Protecting our cultural legacy for future generations is a cornerstone of the GRAMMY Foundation mission. The Foundation recognizes and celebrates the innovation, perseverance and genius evidenced in the stories and music of the pioneers who have woven a rich and colorful cultural fabric. The GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project highlights its year-round activities in support of that mission, from preservation grants to its Living Histories archive. The Project also draws the attention of a wider audience to those efforts, and to the imperiled condition of many of the most historically significant recordings. This concert and screening serves to reintroduce works from these major contributors to the public and educates them about the GRAMMY Foundation’s role in preserving our rich cultural heritage.

 

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

 

For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools and follow @GRAMMYFdn on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn.

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DAN AUERBACH (THE BLACK KEYS), FUN., JAY-Z,
MUMFORD & SONS, FRANK OCEAN, AND
KANYE WEST LEAD GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS
WITH SIX EACH; 
THE BLACK KEYS, CHICK COREA
AND MIGUEL EACH EARN FIVE 

THE BLACK KEYS, FUN., MUMFORD & SONS, FRANK OCEAN,
AND JACK WHITE 
VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT
55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® 

FEB. 10, 2013, LIVE ON CBS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 05, 2012) — Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com) were announced tonight by The Recording Academy®and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fifth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®,a one-hour CBS (www.cbs.com) entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awardswill be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook:www.twitter.com/thegrammyswww.facebook.com/thegrammys. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), FUN., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West top the nominations with six each; The Black Keys, Chick Corea, and Miguel each garner five nods; and producer Jeff Bhasker, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and Nas are each up for four awards.

“The GRAMMY Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year’s nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we’re off to an exciting start on the road to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, on February 10.”

Following is a sampling of nominations in 81 categories from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields:

GENERAL FIELD
Album Of The Year:
El Camino — The Black Keys
Some Nights — FUN.
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss — Jack White

Record Of The Year:
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:
Alabama Shakes
FUN.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song Of The Year:
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn” — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
“Call Me Maybe” — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,
songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring
Janelle Monáe)

POP FIELD
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live)” — Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake” — Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been” — Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Shake It Out” — Florence & The Machine
“We Are Young” — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” — LMFAO
“Payphone” — Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

DANCE FIELD
Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Wonderland — Steve Aoki
Don’t Think — The Chemical Brothers
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Fire & Ice — Kaskade
Bangarang — Skrillex

ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
“Hold On” — Alabama Shakes
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Charlie Brown” — Coldplay
“I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons
“We Take Care Of Our Own” — Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
“I’m Alive” — Anthrax
“Love Bites (So Do I)” — Halestorm
“Blood Brothers” — Iron Maiden
“Ghost Walking” — Lamb Of God
“No Reflection” — Marilyn Manson
“Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)” — Megadeth

Best Rock Album:
El Camino — The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto — Coldplay
The 2nd Law — Muse
Wrecking Ball — Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss — Jack White

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes 
Will Ever Do — Fiona Apple
Biophilia — Björk
Making Mirrors — Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming — M83
Bad As Me — Tom Waits

R&B FIELD
Best R&B Performance:
“Thank You” — Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” — Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
“I Want You” — Luke James
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Climax” — Usher

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Fortune — Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream — Miguel
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album:
Black Radio — Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love — Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back — R. Kelly
Beautiful Surprise — Tamia
Open Invitation — Tyrese

RAP FIELD
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Wild Ones” — Flo Rida Featuring Sia
“No Church In The Wild” — Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” — John Legend Featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” — Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” — Rihanna Feautring Jay-Z

Best Rap Performance:
“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” — Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s In Paris” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” — Nas
“Mercy” — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” — Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap Album
Take Care — Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 — Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good — Nas
Undun — The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t — Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story — 2 Chainz

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Solo Performance:
“Home” — Dierks Bentley
“Springsteen” — Eric Church
“Cost Of Livin'” — Ronnie Dunn
“Wanted” — Hunter Hayes
“Over” — Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album:
Uncaged — Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes — Hunter Hayes
Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran — Jamey Johnson
Four The Record — Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers — The Time Jumpers

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
The Carpenter — The Avett Brothers
From The Ground Up — John Fullbright
The Lumineers — The Lumineers
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Slipstream — Bonnie Raitt

Best Blues Album:
33 1/3 — Shemekia Copeland
Locked Down — Dr. John
Let It Burn — Ruthie Foster
And Still I Rise — Heritage Blues Orchestra
Bring It On Home — Joan Osborne

SPOKEN WORD FIELD
Best Spoken Word Album:
American Grown (Michelle Obama) — Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists)
Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy — Bill Clinton
Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power — Rachel Maddow
Seriously…I’m Kidding — Ellen DeGeneres
Society’s Child: My Autobiography — Janis Ian

COMEDY FIELD
Best Comedy Album
Blow Your Pants Off — Jimmy Fallon
Cho Dependent (Live In Concert) — Margaret Cho
In God We Rust — Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class — Kathy Griffin
Mr. Universe — Jim Gaffigan
Rize Of The Fenix — Tenacious D

This year’s Producer Of The YearNon-Classical nominations go to Dan Auerbach, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Markus Dravs, and Salaam Remi.

This year’s GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 17,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 19 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 16, 2013, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 55th GRAMMY telecast.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz is director.

“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J and six-time GRAMMY winnerTaylor Swift, featured the announcement of nominations in several categories as well as performances by The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley in a special tribute to Johnny Cash; country artist Luke Bryan; pop/rock group FUN. with singer/songwriter JanelleMonáe; country artist Hunter Hayes; three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5; three-time GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo; and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who. Presenters included nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow, country group Little Big Town, Americana group The Lumineers, and country artist Chris Young.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, 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 Foursquare, GetGlue, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

 

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COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®” ON DEC. 5

CBS Entertainment Special — Airing at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT — Will Announce  Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live for the First Time Ever from  Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Musical group FUN. and three-time GRAMMY® winner Ne-Yo have been added to the lineup for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan and three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5. LL COOL J and Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show — which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and 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 (9 p.m. Central). Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit http://www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will experience an exclusive one-hour concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” are on sale now and are available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000.

This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest GRAMMY audience since 1984 and the second largest in history. The telecast was also the biggest social event in the history of television at that time, drawing 13 million social media comments with the conversation on Twitter reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live telecast.

LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception, and also hosted the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast for the first time earlier this year. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL COOL J in December 2008.

The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, 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, songwriters, 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 http://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.