Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Common, hip-hop innovator Grandmaster Flash, GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco, two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J, GRAMMY-winning hip-hop artist Melle Mel, rap star Rick Ross and rapper Scorpio will join together for a special performance of “The Message,” on THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®. The special will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. “The Message” is the seminal rap recording by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five featuring Melle Mel and Duke Bootee, which was recently inducted into the 2012 GRAMMY Hall of Fame.
Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson and actor Taylor Lautner are the latest presenters added to the one-hour special. Previously announced performers are Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Rihanna, Valerie Simpson, Mike Stoller, Sugarland, The Band Perry and Usher. Previously announced presenters are Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, and LL COOL J is once again set to host.
In addition to unveiling nominations for the 54th GRAMMY Awards, THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! will feature a special live announcement from an iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place on the GRAMMY stage on Feb. 12, 2012.
The show will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. This marks the fourth consecutive year that nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television, setting the stage for the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.
Following the one-hour live broadcast, guests will experience an exclusive concert by The Band Perry. Tickets for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT are on sale now 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. A portion of the proceeds from this very special evening will benefit the GRAMMY Museum®.
The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! and culminates with THE 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles live on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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 is a producer.
Best compilation soundtrack album for motion picture, television or other visual media
Crazy Heart, Various Artists
Glee: The Music, Volume 1, Glee Cast
Tremé, Various Artists
True Blood—Volume 2, Various Artists
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Various Artists
This marks the first time that the soundtrack as a whole from a Twilight movie has garnered a Grammy nomination.
Other Twilight connected artists with nominations include Muse, Paramore, Cee Lo Green, Florence and the Machine, and The Black Keys