"THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS" WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will return to STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, it was jointly announced today by Jack Sussman, Senior Vice President, Specials, CBS, and The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow.
"We are proud once again to join our partners at the Recording Academy to bring the music world's most talented stars into our viewers' living rooms across the country," said Sussman. "This year, we return the Grammy broadcast to Wednesday, a night that has historically provided this spectacular event with some of its highest rated broadcasts. But, regardless of the date or day of the week, the Grammy Awards is one of CBS's biggest annual events and always one of the most electrifying nights of the year on television."
"With our aim to always raise the level of excellence and excitement on Music's Biggest Night�, The 47th Grammy Awards was heralded by artists, viewers and the media as one of the best Grammys ever, and we have every intention of topping that with our 48th show," said Portnow. "Throughout Grammy Week, we produce events that spotlight specific genres of music, that help educate students about the value of and opportunities in music, that fuse music with fashion, and that honor the lifetime achievements of music's greatest icons. And The Recording Academy proudly presents a show that features diversity, special Grammy moments and collaborations never seen before, and represents the one thread that truly binds us all: really great live music. We are pleased to team in this effort once again with our great friends at STAPLES Center and our terrific partners at CBS."
Nominations for THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be announced in Los Angeles on December 7, 2005.