Nine-time GRAMMY winner Mary J. Blige is the latest performer announced for “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J will host the new one-hour entertainment special, which will include performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing their favorite holiday and GRAMMY memories. Previously announced performers include singer/songwriter Ariana Grande, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams. “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” will air on Friday, Dec. 5, 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit GRAMMY.com, and The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
In addition to performances, the nominations in the Album Of The Year category for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced during the broadcast of “A Very GRAMMY Christmas.” All other nominations (82 of 83 categories) will be revealed the morning of Dec. 5. Further details regarding the unveiling of 57th GRAMMY nominations will be announced shortly.
“A Very GRAMMY Christmas” will tape on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” and culminates with the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Last year’s airing of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” helped lead to stellar ratings for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which ultimately garnered more than 30 million viewers — the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. The telecast also was the biggest social television event at the time, with 34 million social media interactions (with statistics compiled by Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter).
“A Very GRAMMY Christmas” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer.