GRAMMY® Pre-Telecast Ceremony To Take Place Live For The First Time From Nokia Theatre L.A. Live On Sunday, Feb. 10, Starting

GRAMMY® Pre-Telecast Ceremony To Take Place Live For The First Time From Nokia
         Theatre L.A. Live On Sunday, Feb. 10, Starting At 1 p.m. PT

Prelude to Music's Biggest Night® Will Help Kick Off The 55th Annual GRAMMY
Awards® and Will Feature Performances by Nominees Krishna Das, eighth
blackbird, John Fullbright, Hugh Masekela, Tyrese, and Elle Varner

David Alan Grier to Host the Star-Studded Ceremony — Which Once Again Will Be
Streamed Live Online at — and Radmilla Cody, Janis Ian, Jimmy Jam,
Kaskade, Britt Nicole, and Manuel Valera Will Help Present Awards in
Approximately 70 Categories

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The 55th Annual GRAMMY ^
Awards^® Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place live for the first time at
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. PT, and
will be streamed live internationally at  and
beginning at 1 p.m. PT. Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the
star-studded ceremony with be hosted by actor/singer/comedian David Alan
Grier. The Pre-Telecast will feature performances by current nominees Krishna
Das, eighth blackbird, John Fullbright, Hugh Masekela, Tyrese, Elle Varner.
Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70 categories
will be current nominees Radmilla Cody, Janis Ian, Kaskade, Britt Nicole, and
Manuel Valera as well as five-time GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam. The live
stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on as video on demand for 30
days following the event. Following the ceremony, the 55th Annual GRAMMY
Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30
p.m. ET/PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The
Recording Academy^®'s social networks on Facebookand Twitter.


Host Grier is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for The Gershwins'
Porgy And Bess.

Performers Krishna Das, eighth blackbird, Fullbright, Masekela, Tyrese and
Varner each have one nod: Krishna Das for Best New Age Album for Live Ananda;
eight blackbird for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for
"Meanwhile"; Fullbright for Best Americana Album for From The Ground Up;
Masekela for Best World Music Album for Jabulani; Tyrese for Best R&B Album
for Open Invitation; and Varner for Best R&B Song for "Refill."

Presenters Cody, Ian, Kaskade, Nicole, Valera each have one nomination: Cody
for Best Regional Roots Music Album for Shi Kéyah — Songs For The People; Ian
for Best Spoken Word Album for Society's Child: My Autobiography; Kaskade for
Best Dance/Electronica Album for Fire & Ice; Nicole for Best Contemporary
Christian Music Album for Gold; and Valera for Best Latin Jazz Album for
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express' New Cuban Express.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians,
songwriters, 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
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