51st Annual Grammy Awards To Hail From Los Angeles
May 21, 2008 at 5:53 AM (PT)
The 51st Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, will air live on CBS at 8p (ET/PT) from LOS ANGELES' STAPLES CENTER on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2009, it was announced TODAY by RECORDING ACADEMY PRESIDENT/CEO NEIL PORTNOW and CBS EVP/Specials, Music and Live Events JACK SUSSMAN.
Kicking off GRAMMY season will be the announcement of nominations, which showcases who THE RECORDING ACADEMY's membership of music professionals believe are the best of the best during the eligibility period (10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008). The nominations announcement will take place in LOS ANGELES on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4th.
"The next 50 is here, and we are delighted to be in our hometown," said PORTNOW. "We will continue to offer a weeklong series of GRAMMY events that showcase various genres of music, educational programs and charitable activities. Additionally, we look forward to working with the city of LOS ANGELES and our great partners at CBS and STAPLES CENTER on another memorable GRAMMY show."