via press release:
LUDACRIS, LUPE FIASCO AND SUGARLAND ADDED TO THE
LINEUP FOR "THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! —
COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®"
One-Hour Entertainment Special Will Feature Nominations for the 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® From the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ludacris, GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco and GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland have been added to the lineup for 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.
In addition to unveiling nominations for the 54th GRAMMY Awards, “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!” will feature a special, live announcement from a truly iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place on the GRAMMY stage, February 12, 2012.
Previously announced performers include five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga and country artist Jason Aldean. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is once again set to host.
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.
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.
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.
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