which officially kicks off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in
several categories while featuring unique performances with past GRAMMY
winners and/or nominees — will air live on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
Week — a weeklong 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® luncheon, the Producers & Engineers Wing® event, the GRAMMY Foundation®‘s Music Preservation Event, the annual MusiCares®
Person of the Year tribute, the Special Merit Awards Ceremony, and
Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala, among others.
GRAMMY Awards telecast is one of television’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 last 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 telecast was the highest-rated awards show of the
season, and the
biggest social event in the history of television. The awards drew 13
million social media comments with the conversation on Twitter reaching a
record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live telecast.
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 preeminent
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 our
culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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