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55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com) were announced on Wednesday night, December 5 by The Recording Academy® at “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®” in Nashville, Tennessee.

This is the fifth year that the GRAMMY Award nominations 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 from Nashville.

“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” was hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift. This live, special broadcast 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; Luke Bryan; FUN. with singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe; 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, Little Big Town, The Lumineers, and Chris Young.

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), FUN., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West topped the nominations with six each; The Black Keys, Chick Corea, and Miguel each were honored with five nods; and producer Jeff Bhasker, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and Nas were nominated for four awards. For a complete list of nominations, visit www.grammy.com.

“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.”

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on February 10 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For the latest news and updates, visit www.grammy.com

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