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55th Annual Grammy Awards will rock Staples Center on Feb. 10

by jmaloni
Thu, May 31st 2012 11:55 am

"The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" will take place on Dec. 5

"Music's Biggest Night," the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, returns to Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 (8 to 11:30 p.m.) on the CBS Television Network. Additionally, "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which officially kicks off Grammy season by revealing nominations in several categories and featuring unique performances with past Grammy winners and/or nominees, will air live on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

The eligibility year for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards is Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.

The Grammy Awards broadcast is one of the television season's major broadcast events, ranking as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials. Ratings for the Grammy Awards have continued to soar over the past several years, with the 54th Annual Grammy Awards attracting 39.9 million viewers, the largest Grammy audience since 1984 and the second largest in history. The broadcast was the highest-rated award show of the season, and the most social event in the history of television. The awards drew in 13 million social media comments on Twitter, reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live broadcast.

Grammy Week — a week-long series of cultural events culminating in "Music's Biggest Night" — will again feature celebrations of music, education and philanthropy, including Grammy Camp — basic training, the entertainment law initiative, the producers and engineers wing event, the Grammy Foundation's Music Preservation Event, the annual MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute, the Special Merit Awards Ceremony, Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala, as well as others.

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 pre-eminent 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 culture.

For more information about The Academy, visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The Grammys" on Facebook, and join The Grammy's social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue and Instagram.

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