Monday, January 25, 2010


The 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards Pre-Telecast ceremony will take place on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1 – 4 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be streamed live internationally on beginning at 1 p.m. PT. Well-attended by nominees and industry VIPs, current GRAMMY nominees Tia Carrere and Kurt Elling will host the star-studded ceremony, which will feature performances by nominees including Montreal-based duo Beast (vocalist Betty Bonifassi and drummer/composer Jean-Phi Goncalves); jazz vocalist Elling; contemporary R&B singer Lalah Hathaway; classical guitarist Sharon Isbin; and R&B singer Charlie Wilson as well as a special bluegrass musical performance by nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer Ray Benson, country instrumentalist Alison Brown, two-time GRAMMY winner Jim Lauderdale, singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, three-time GRAMMY winner Bryan Sutton and singer/fiddle player Gabe Witcher.

Presenting GRAMMY Awards in 99 categories will be current nominees Colbie Caillat, Mick Fleetwood, LMFAO, and Tonex as well as percussionist Sheila E., four-time GRAMMY winner Roberta Flack, and five-time GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter and Recording Academy Chair Emeritus Jimmy Jam. The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on as video on demand for 30 days following the event.

Presenter Caillat has four nods and presenters Fleetwood, LMFAO, and Tonex each have one nomination: Caillat for Album Of The Year (featured artist on Taylor Swift's Fearless), Best Pop Vocal Album for Breakthrough, and two nods in Best Pop Vocal Collaboration With Vocals (one with Jason Mraz for "Lucky" and one with Taylor Swift for "Breathe"); Fleetwood for Best Traditional Blues Album with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito for Blue Again; LMFAO for Best Electronic/Dance Album for Party Rock; and Tonex for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Blend."

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