The Recording Academy® and Republic Records to Release the 2016 GRAMMY® Nominees Album

Album Pre-Orders Start Dec. 6, Offering Fans an Opportunity to Attend
the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards
®

Album Hits Stores and Digital Retailers on Jan. 22, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Recording Academy®‘s GRAMMY
Recordings
® and Republic Records have
teamed to release the 2016 GRAMMY® Nominees album,
available in stores and via digital retailers Jan. 22, 2016.
The 22nd installment of the best-selling series features an array of hit
songs across multiple genres by this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists. A
portion of album proceeds support the year-round work of the GRAMMY
Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — The
Recording Academy’s charitable organizations focused on music education
and critical assistance for music people in need.

Beginning Dec. 6, the night before GRAMMY nominations are announced and
in conjunction with “Sinatra 100 – An All-Star GRAMMY Concert,” music
fans can log on to GRAMMY.com/2016GRAMMYAlbum, 2016GRAMMYAlbum.com,
or CBS.com
to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a
trip for two to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Monday,
Feb. 15, 2016, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.*

“We’re proud to join forces with Republic Records to bring together an
exciting mix of tracks in one album, highlighting today’s most talented
musicians,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.
“We’re thrilled to give music fans the opportunity to experience Music’s
Biggest Night® firsthand through our pre-order enter-to-win
sweepstakes; all while supporting the important work MusiCares and the
GRAMMY Foundation carry out yearround.”

“It’s an honor to celebrate and pay tribute to today’s most talented and
inspiring artists,” said Avery Lipman, Founder/President of Republic
Records. “We are proud to call ourselves partners with The Recording
Academy whose care and support of the recording arts remains the
foundation of our business.”

“Sinatra 100 – An All-Star GRAMMY Concert” will be broadcast in HDTV and
5.1 surround sound on the CBS+Television+Network&index=1&md5=2372a135dbf5489cf523a45182e08f0a” rel=”nofollow”>CBS
Television Network on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9–11 p.m. ET/PT.
The one-hour primetime entertainment special will celebrate the late
icon’s 100th birthday and features a stellar lineup of entertainers
performing songs made famous by the nine-time GRAMMY winner.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit GRAMMY.com/2016GRAMMYAlbum,
2016GRAMMYAlbum.com
or CBS.com for details and eligibility
requirements

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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About Republic Records

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company,
Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning
legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath,
Colbie Caillat, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake,
James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and
Men, Owl City, Seth MacFarlane, among many others. Founded by brothers
and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of
innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett
Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki
Minaj), Chase Records (Austin Mahone), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown
Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam),
Casablanca Records (Tïesto), NBC’s The Voice, XO (The Weeknd), Photo
Finish Records (MisterWives), School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among
others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic
alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group, which is
comprised of Big Machine Records (Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Tim
McGraw), Dot Records (Maddie + Tae), and Republic Nashville (The Band
Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band).

Contacts

The Recording Academy
Neda Azarfar, 310-392-3777
neda.azarfar@grammy.com
or
The
Recording Academy
Andie Cox, 310-392-3777
andie.cox@grammy.com
or
Republic
Records
Marisa Bianco, 212-331-2030
marisa.bianco@umusic.com