November 30, 2010

GRAMMY NOMS ANNOUNCED TOMORROW NIGHT -- I'M BETTING MR. M&M WILL BE VERY VERY HAPPY!

TRAIN SET TO PERFORM AND SELENA GOMEZ, DAVE GROHL, HAYLEY WILLIAMS,
AND STEVIE WONDER WILL PRESENT ON "THE GRAMMY
® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®"

One-Hour CBS Entertainment Special — Hosted by LL Cool J — Will Announce Nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
® Live from Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Dec. 1

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2010) —
Singer/actor Selena Gomez, seven-time GRAMMY® winner Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), singer/songwriter Hayley Williams (Paramore), and 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder have been added as presenters for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," which takes place live on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. GRAMMY-winning band Train will also perform on the one-hour special, joining previously announced performances by pop star Justin Bieber, rapper B.o.B, country artist Miranda Lambert, singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars, and singer/songwriter Katy Perry. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J is once again set to host. The show will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. The special marks the third time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" and culminates with the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Last year's airing of the nominations special reached more than 7 million viewers and led to double-digit percentage increases in all key demos for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast earlier this year, delivering the show's best ratings in all key measures since 2004 and the biggest year-over-year increase in more than 20 years.

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are the executive producers. LL Cool J is producer.