Next year’s 54th annual Grammy Awards is already in production. The
Recording Academy and Grammy broadcasting network, CBS channel 2,
extended their contract through 2021 on Tuesday (June 21). So, what’s
the date of music’s biggest night?
Check below to find out…
Next year’s Grammy Awards ceremony will once again take place Feb.
12, at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The contract with
CBS includes the
"Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest
Night,” happening this Fall on Nov. 30. Also, a new series of
two-hour Grammy-related specials are part of the deal; with details to
be announced at a later date.
With recent big releases from Grammy darlings Adele, Lady GaGa, and
Beyonce spawning critical and commercial success, and qualified 2010
projects from Kanye West, Rihanna, etc. it’ll be interesting to see how
the 2012 Grammy nominations play out. What do you predict?
In an effort to continuously evolve its GRAMMY Awards process, The
Recording Academy announced today that it has restructured the GRAMMY
Categories across all genres and Fields, bringing the total number of
Categories to be recognized at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012 to 78
(from 109). All Fields remain the same. The announcement was made this
morning at The Academy's headquarters by President/CEO Neil Portnow,
Academy Board Chair Emeritus and five-time GRAMMY winner Jimmy Jam and
Vice President of Awards Bill Freimuth. Additionally, a minimum of 40
distinct artist entries will be required in each Category (up from 25).
Detailed information on these and other recent changes may be found at
"Every year, we diligently examine our Awards structure to develop an
overall guiding vision and ensure that it remains a balanced and viable
process," said Portnow. "After careful and extensive review and analysis
of all Categories and Fields, it was objectively determined that our
GRAMMY Categories be restructured to the continued competition and
prestige of the highest and only peer-recognized award in music. Our
Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its dedication to keeping The
Recording Academy a pertinent and responsive organization in our dynamic
For 53 years, The Recording Academy has recognized musical excellence
with the GRAMMY Awards — the most prestigious and only peer-recognized
award in music — and the awards have grown from 28 Categories in 1959 to
awards in 109 Categories for the most recent 53rd GRAMMYs. This growth
springs from a tradition of honoring specific genres and/or subgenres
within a Field, and it has basically been approached one Category at a
time without a current overall guiding vision and without consistency
across the various genre Fields. In 2009 The Academy initiated a
first-ever comprehensive evaluation of its Awards process, which led to
a desire for change. A transformation of the entire Awards structure
would ensure that all Fields would be treated with parity. Diligent
research, careful analysis and thoughtful discussion of all Fields
resulted in an overarching framework and a restructuring of Categories
to 78, and ensures that every submission continues to have a home.