via press release:
THE "53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS" TO BROADCAST FROM LOS ANGELES' STAPLES CENTER LIVE, FEB. 13, 2011 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
The 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, Music's Biggest Night®, to broadcast from Los Angeles' Staples Center live Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/Delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
To accommodate last year's date changes, this year the eligibility dates for the 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are Sept. 1, 2009, thru Sept. 30, 2010. (This year will be a 13-month eligibility period). The date for the GRAMMY nominations announcement - which showcases GRAMMY Award finalists and the year's best and brightest in music as voted on by The Recording Academy® - will be announced shortly.
"The '52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards' was a dynamic, memorable evening, and it delivered our highest ratings since 2004 and the biggest year-to-year increase in more than 20 years," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We have every intention of keeping that momentum with our 53rd show, and once again we are thrilled to be bringing the excellence and excitement of our GRAMMY Week events and charitable initiatives to the city of Los Angeles. We also look forward to working on another outstanding GRAMMY telecast with our partners and good friends at CBS and STAPLES Center."
"The 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will once again be event television with exciting and memorable performances that will entertain and engage our audience," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS. "We look forward to working with our partners at The Recording Academy to make Music's Biggest Night an event that can't be missed."
GRAMMY Week - a week-long series of cultural events culminating in Music's Biggest Night - will again feature celebrations of music, fashion, education and philanthropy. Events include the "Salute To" series, GRAMMY Style Studio, GRAMMY Career DaySM, Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala, the annual MusiCares® Person of the Year Tribute, the GRAMMY Foundation's Music Preservation Event, the Entertainment Law Initiative and the Producers & Engineers Wing event, among others.
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.