This year, the annual Grammy Nominations event is taking place with a very special Christmas concert which will be aired on CBS.
The special show will be called ‘A Very Grammy Christmas‘ and a number of big names have been confirmed as performers for the festive event.
‘A Very Grammy Christmas’ will see a number of artists performing holiday songs – as well as their own hits – while sharing their favourite memories of the holiday season.
The artists confirmed to perform on the holiday special – which will air on Friday, December 5th at 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT – include Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw. More performers are still to be announced.
Of course, the special festive show will also be where the nominees for Grammys’ Album of the Year category will be revealed, however, all other Grammy nominations will be announced earlier that morning. The concert, which will be hosted by LL Cool J, will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and will be taped in advance on the 18th of November.
Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow commented: “We’re freshening up, changing this up a little bit and the kickoff for Grammy season will still be getting our nominations out that day, albeit a little differently.”
Ariana Grande is the only performer in the line-up who hasn’t already won a Grammy – but regardless, she has of course had an incredible few years – which was an issue that show producer Ken Ehrlich commented upon.
He said: “If you ask any musical artist what their best Christmas gift would be, maybe eight out of 10 of them would say a Grammy nomination.”
The Staples Center in Los Angeles will play host to The 57th annual Grammy Awards on February the 8th 2015, as the ceremony again celebrates the biggest and best the music industry has to offer.
Who else would you like to see perform at ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’ in December? Let us know in the comment box below and yes, we apologise for bringing up Christmas in October…