Gospel and Christian categories will be part of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-telecast. The ceremony takes place Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. PST at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles. The pre-show will be streamed live at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. Christian artist and nominee Britt Nicole (Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Gold”) will be one of the show’s presenters.
Actor/singer/comedian David Alan Grier will host the event. The show will feature performances by current nominees Krishna Das, Eighth Blackbird, John Fullbright, Hugh Masekela, Tyrese, and Elle Varner. Grier is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.
Presenters will be current nominees Radmilla Cody, Janis Ian, Kaskade, Britt Nicole, Manuel Valera, as well as five-time GRAMMY-winning producer and Recording Academy Chair Emeritus Jimmy Jam.
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.