The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards will be announced on Dec 5thmorning, except for the coveted album of the year.
These nominees will be announced later on in the day, during the airing of “A Very Grammy Christmas” on CBS at 9pm.
A televised concert will be launched again, similar to how it was done for the 2008 Grammys according to Neil Portnow, the CEO.
“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,” Portnow said. This will include performances from big-hat Pharrell Williams and pony-tailed Ariana Grande.
The Christmas special will be recorded in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium on November 18th and will be hosted by LL Cool J.
Other artists and bands such as Maroon 5, Tim McGraw and others yet to be announced will also partake in the special. The coveted album of the year award nominees will be announced at the end of the Christmas special.
During the special, we will see all of the above mentioned artists and those that are still to be announced speak about their favorite holidays, favorite Grammy moments and about their music, including, of course, their holiday hits.
All of the performers are Grammy winners except for Grande, who marked a breakthrough this year with a string of hits, including “Problem” and “Break Free” in which she collaborated with producer Anton Zaslavski.
“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,” Ehrlich said. Well, what artist wouldn’t, right?
Who do you think will be included in the coveted album of the year award nominations? Sam Smith with his ‘In The Lonely Hour?’ I think so. Ed Sheeran with ‘X?’ Yes, please. Beyoncé with her self-titled album? We’re all expecting that, to be honest.
The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8pm.