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Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga to Perform On \"The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night®\"

Oct 25, 2011

LL COOL J SET TO HOST ONE-HOUR LIVE EVENT ON NOV. 30

CBS Entertainment Special Will Announce Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2011) - Country artist Jason Aldean and five-time GRAMMY® winner Lady Gaga are the first performers announced for \"The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®\" (grammy.com). Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J once again is set to host the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The show, which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees, will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network (cbs.com) from 10 - 11 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/thegrammys, facebook.com/thegrammys.

This concert special marks the fourth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year's airing of the nominations special led to increased ratings in all key demos for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast earlier this year, delivering the show's best ratings in all key measures in more than a decade.

Tickets for \"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night\" go on sale Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT, and are available online at nokiatheatrelalive.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000. For discounts on groups of 10 or more, and for more information on VIP packages, visit aegtickets.com or call 877.234.8425.

The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with \"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!\" and culminates with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

\"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night\" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is producer.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is 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 grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at youtube.com/thegrammys.

MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: [email protected]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials for the Media Center no later than Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Directions for credential pickup will be given upon confirmation of credential status. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Heather Lewandoski/Rogers & Cowan no later than Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Barb Dehgan/Lourdes Lopez
The Recording Academy
310.392.3777
[email protected]/[email protected]

Maureen O'Connor/Heather Lewandoski
Rogers & Cowan
310.854.8116/310.854.8147
[email protected]/[email protected]

Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i/Kate Fisher
CBS
818.655.1587/212.975.3818
[email protected]/[email protected]