℗© 2016 The Recording Academy®
2016 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW
Features Hits From Music's Biggest Acts
Gives Fans A Chance To Win A Trip To Music's Biggest Night®
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2016) — The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Republic Records announce the release of the 2016 GRAMMY® Nominees album — which is available in stores and via all digital retailers today.
The 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, as well as Best New Artist nominees Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt,Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.
Each 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album purchased in stores will include a special game piece featuring a unique code for a chance to play the GRAMMY Ticket Game. To participate, the code must be used at 2016GRAMMYAlbum.com for the opportunity to win a trip for two to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in 2017 or a second-place prize of an official GRAMMY Awards T-shirt.*
A portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Monday, Feb. 15 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
*Visit 2016GRAMMYAlbum.com or www.CBS.com for details and eligibility requirements.
Google Play: http://republicrec.co/2016GrammyNomineesGP
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals 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 www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, "like" The GRAMMYs on Facebookand join the GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.
About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, Seth MacFarlane, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Chase Records (Austin Mahone), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), NBC's The Voice, XO (The Weeknd), Photo Finish Records (MisterWives), School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw), Dot Records (Maddie + Tae), and Republic Nashville (The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band).
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GRAMMY® NOMINEES KENDRICK LAMAR,
LITTLE BIG TOWN, AND THE WEEKND
TO PERFORM ON THE 58TH ANNUAL
10-TIME GRAMMY WINNER ADELE
RETURNS TO THE GRAMMY STAGE
SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO HONOR GRAMMY WINNER
AND MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR LIONEL RICHIE
Music's Biggest Night® — Hosted By LL COOL J — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2016) — The first round of performers for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast has been announced and includes two-time GRAMMY®winner and current 11-time nominee Kendrick Lamar, GRAMMY winners and current two-time nominees Little Big Town, current seven-time nominee The Weeknd, and 10-time GRAMMY winner Adele. A special tribute to 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year Lionel Richie will highlight the GRAMMY winner's wide-ranging career. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is set to host Music's Biggest Night® for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
This year's top GRAMMY nominee, Lamar is up for Album Of The Year (To Pimp A Butterfly), Song Of The Year ("Alright"), Best Rap Performance ("Alright"), Best Rap Song ("All Day" and "Alright"), Best Rap Album (To Pimp A Butterfly), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (with Taylor Swift for "Bad Blood"), Best Music Video ("Alright" and "Bad Blood"), Best Dance Recording (with Flying Lotus for "Never Catch Me"), and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("These Walls").
Nominated for two awards, Little Big Town will take the GRAMMY stage for the first time. The band is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance ("Girl Crush") and Best Country Album (Pain Killer).
This year's GRAMMY telecast will also mark The Weeknd's debut GRAMMY performance. One of this year's most nominated artists, The Weeknd received seven nominations: Record Of The Year ("Can't Feel My Face"), Album Of The Year (Beauty Behind The Madness), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Can't Feel My Face"), Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Song Written For Visual Media ("Earned It [Fifty Shades of Grey]"), and Best Urban Contemporary Album (Beauty Behind The Madness).
Returning to the GRAMMY stage after four years, GRAMMY winner Adele will perform a track from her current blockbuster album, 25.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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