Grammy Pre Telecast Ceremony To Take Place @ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Feb. 10th (@LALive @TheGRAMMYs)

Grammy-Awards-LogoThe55th Annual GRAMMYAwardsPre-Telecast Ceremonywill take place live for the first time atNokia Theatre L.A. LiveonSunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from1 3:30 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally atGRAMMY.com/liveandCBS.combeginning at 1 p.m. PT. Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony with be hosted by actor/singer/comedianDavid Alan Grier. The Pre-Telecast will feature performances by current nomineesKrishna 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 nomineesRadmilla Cody,Janis Ian,Kaskade,Britt Nicole, andManuel Valeraas well as five-time GRAMMY-winning producerJimmy Jam. The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain onGRAMMY.comas 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 GRAMMYcoverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy‘s social networks onFacebookandTwitter.

Host Grier is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album forThe Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess.

PerformersKrishnaDas, eighth blackbird, Fullbright, Masekela, Tyrese and Varner each have one nod: KrishnaDas for Best New Age Album forLive Ananda; eight blackbird for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for “Meanwhile”; Fullbright for Best Americana Album forFrom The Ground Up; Masekela for Best World Music AlbumforJabulani; Tyrese for Best R&B Album forOpen Invitation; and Varner for Best R&B Song for “Refill.”

 

PresentersCody, Ian, Kaskade, Nicole, Valera each have one nomination: Cody for Best Regional Roots Music Album forShi Kyah Songs For The People; Ian for Best Spoken Word Album forSociety’s Child: My Autobiography; Kaskade for Best Dance/Electronica Album forFire & Ice; Nicole for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album forGold; 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 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 visitwww.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs onTwitter, like “The GRAMMYs” onFacebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities onFoursquare, GetGlue,Google +,Instagram,Pinterest,Tumblr, andYouTube.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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