By Phyllis Pollack
Five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga and country artists Jason Aldean are the first performers to be announced as performers for the upcoming "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will make this event "bigger and deffer"once again, as he is slated to host the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. The show, which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past Grammy winners and/or nominees, will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook. Last year, Lady Gaga surprised her fans by arriving at the Grammy Awards in a large egg.
This concert and television special will be the fourth time that nominations for the annual Grammy Awards have been announced live on primetime television. Last year's airing of the nominations special led to increased ratings in all key demoraphics for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards telecast earlier this year, delivering the show's best ratings in all key measures in more than a decade. The Grammy Awards are the only peer-based awards in music, and are the most respected.
Tickets for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" go on sale Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online at www.nokiatheatrelalive.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000. For discounts on groups of 10 or more, and for more information on VIP packages, visit www.aegtickets.com or call 877.234.8425.
The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" and culminates with the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL Cool J, who is famous for a string of hits including "Mama Said Knock You Out," is producer. Born as Todd Smith, LL is also an actor, who has appeared in films and on television.