Celebratory festivities roll out in droves now for Grammys® 60th Anniversary. Fans and music lovers can expect the flurry of activity to ramp up loudly leading up to music’s momentous and historic night on January 28th, 2018.
SETTING THE STAGE
Between now and January 28th, 2018, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of salutes, parties, retrospectives, news stories and activities leading up to the momentous Grammy® Awards Ceremony. January 28th will be a historic and Socially Sparked™ Day for all. That’s when the 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast returns to New York City at the legendary Madison Square Garden.
THE FESTIVITIES' HIT LIST
Kicking off the line up of events — last night’s televised special GRAMMYs® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special — which aired on CBS and was also streamed live. GRAMMY® Award winners John Legend and Carrie Underwood were co-hosts. The TV Special featured a retrospective with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY history, including soundbites from executive producer Ken Ehrlich, past winners and performers, plus new interviews directly from the artists.
MISSED THE SPECIAL? HOW TO WATCH NOW.
Missed the Special? No worries. CBS All Access livestreamed the Television Special, which is available in more than 125 cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Miami and many more. To view the show in its entirety, stream it on any of your preferred devices by clicking here for CBS All Access.
THE 2018 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM PRE-ORDER. Now entering its 24th year, the 2018 Album will be released by The Recording Academy™’s GRAMMY Recordings® and RCA Records on January 12, 2018. Music fans can pre-order the Album now, plus enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. A portion of album proceeds will benefit the GRAMMY Museum® and MusiCares®—two Recording Academy charitable organizations that focus on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need. To pre-order the Grammy Nominees Album visit www.2018grammyalbum.com
“We are pleased to partner with RCA records to showcase a unique collection of GRAMMY-nominated tracks on one album. This is always a rewarding project for the Academy, as we not only offer one lucky winner a chance to attend the 60th GRAMMY Awards in New York City, but we also donate a portion of album sales to music education programs and music people in need through MusiCares and the GRAMMY Museum.” — Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy
NOVEMBER 26TH – THE GRAMMY® CHARITY ONLINE AUCTIONS HOLIDAY AUCTION will begin at www.ebay.com/grammy and runs thru December 6, 2017. The auction includes items from GRAMMY® winners Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand, Carrie Underwood, and Zedd, GRAMMY nominees Travis Barker (Blink 182), Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, and Katy Perry, and platinum recording artists Selena Gomez, Logic, Harry Styles, and many more. Bidders will also have the opportunity to bid on platinum-level tickets to the 60th GRAMMY Awards® telecast in New York City on Jan. 28, 2018.
NOVEMBER 28th – THE RECORDING ACADEMY™ ANNOUNCES the 60th GRAMMY AWARDS® NOMINATIONS. The Recording Academy will reveal nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on “CBS This Morning,” Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following at 8:45 a.m. ET, the Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via press release, GRAMMY.com, and the Recording Academy’s social media platforms.
NOVEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 12 – NEW MUSICARES AND OMAZI.COM BENEFIT CAMPAIGN – This new campaign benefits people through MusiCares. From Nov. 7 through Dec. 12, fans can enter for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize for one winner and their guest. Fans can donate for a chance to win a GRAMMY Awards® experience usually reserved for the stars. Proceeds raised will benefit the programs and services of MusiCares. To learn more about the campaign, MusiCares, and to enter for a chance to win, visit www.omaze.com/grammys.
In addition to the flurry of Grammy-sanctioned events, salutes, and activities occurring around the 60th Anniversary, New York City is gearing up to welcome back The Recording Academy and The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. It’s been 15 years since the celebrated Awards Ceremony has been in the music mecca that is New York City, and the City and State are ready. — Abbe is Socially Sparked! Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01