Music’s Biggest Night® —
Hosted By LL COOL J — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing its tradition of pairing artists in never-before-seen GRAMMY®
Moments, The Recording Academy® reveals a series of
collaborations featuring several GRAMMY newcomers, including nominees James
Bay and Tori Kelly; nominees Andra Day and Ellie
Goulding; and nominee Sam Hunt with seven-time GRAMMY winner
and current nominee Carrie Underwood. Previously announced
performers include Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big
Town, and The Weeknd. A special tribute to 2016 MusiCares®
Person of the Year Lionel Richie will highlight the
GRAMMY winner’s wide-ranging career.
Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is set to
host Music’s Biggest Night® for the fifth consecutive year.
Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the
58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be broadcast live in HDTV and
5.1 surround sound on the CBS
Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m.
ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
This will mark the GRAMMY debuts for James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie
Goulding, Sam Hunt, and Tori Kelly.
James Bay is nominated for three awards: Best New Artist, Best Rock Song
for “Hold Back The River,” and Best Rock Album for Chaos
And The Calm.
Andra Day is nominated for two awards in the R&B Field: Best R&B
Performance for “Rise Up” and Best R&B Album for Cheers
To The Fall.
Ellie Goulding has one nomination: Best Pop Solo Performance for “Love
Me Like You Do.” The song is also nominated for Best Song Written For
Sam Hunt is up for two awards: Best New Artist and Best Country Album
Tori Kelly is nominated for Best New Artist.
Seven-time GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood is nominated for Best Country
Solo Performance for “Little Toy Guns.”
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for
The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J.
Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of
musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording
professionals 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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