About the Special

THE “61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®” RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2019, LIVE FROM THE STAPLES CENTER ON CBS

Recording Academy™ to Announce GRAMMY® Nominations on Dec. 5

CBS and the Recording Academy™ today announced that Music’s Biggest Night® is returning to Los Angeles and will be broadcast LIVE from the Staples Center Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Nominations for the 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® will be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, Dec. 5 and will honor the best in recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018.

“We are delighted to host the world’s premier music event back in our hometown and look forward to celebrating the remarkable musical contributions made by songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers and recording artists,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “As always, GRAMMY® season will kick off with a series of events that showcase various genres of music, educational programs and our charitable initiatives. We look forward to working with our Los Angeles partners to produce some remarkable and unforgettable events.”

“It is exciting that ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ will be back at the Staples Center in the heart of the City of Angels,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “We look forward to showcasing musicians across multiple musical genres on the world’s biggest stage.”

Key dates and deadlines for the 61ST GRAMMY AWARDS process and GRAMMY Week events are as follows:

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Online Entry Process Closes

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

First Round of Voting Opens

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

First Round of Voting Closes

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

Nominees Announced for 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Final Round of Voting Opens

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Final Round of Voting Closes

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Producers & Engineers Wing® GRAMMY Week celebration

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Music Educator Award™ Presentation

GRAMMY In The Schools® Live!

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation

MusiCares® Person of the Year

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

GRAMMY Nominees Reception

Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony®

61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

GRAMMY Celebration®

Additional information regarding media and publicist credentials for the red carpet and media center can be found here.

About the Recording Academy

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, “like” Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy’s social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

CHEAT TWEET: This Just In: Don’t miss the #GRAMMYs LIVE 2/10/19 (8:00-11:30 PM ET/5:00-8:30 PM PT) on @CBS! Music’s BIGGEST Night returns to LA’s Staples Center. Nominations to be announced 12/5/18! http://bit.ly/2uO8akH

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CBS Press Contacts:

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

818-655-1587

tiffany.smith@cbs.com

Kate Fisher

212-975-3818

khfisher@cbs.com

CBS Photo Contacts:

Gaye Ann Bruno

818-655-1542

gayeann.bruno@cbs.com

Kathleen Holloway

212-975-8533

kholloway@cbs.com

For Recording Academy:

Neda Azarfar

310-392-3777

neda.azarfar@grammy.com

Lourdes Lopez Patton

310-392.3777

lourdes.lopez@recordingacademy.com

Press:

Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i
818-655-1587
tiffany.smith@cbs.com

Kate Fisher
212-975-3818
khfisher@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Gaye Ann Bruno
818-655-1542
gayeann.bruno@cbs.com

Kathleen Holloway
212-975-8533
kholloway@cbs.com