The Biggest Musical Night of The Year – The Grammys #TheWorldisListening 2013

LL Cool J Hosts the 55th Grammy Awards

The Biggest Musical Night of The Year The Grammys 2013 #TheWorldisListening

Award show season is in full swing and its time for the #1 show in music year after year for over 54 years It’s not the Oscars or the Emmys not even the Golden Globes it’s the time for the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards ®
at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and being broadcast in High Definition TV & 5.1 surround sound. And why not ? After all… #TheWorldIsListening and it’s buzzing with excitement for one of music lovers favorite nights… perhaps other than going to a live performance. The show is hosted again by Hip-Hop Legend & two time Grammy Winner from Queens, New York City LL Cool J.

 

This year will be great with live performances by 14 time award winner Alicia Keys, Maroon5, who is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Payphone and Best Pop Vocal Album Frank Ocean who is up for 6 awards this year including Record Of The Year for “Thinkin Bout You”; Album Of The Year, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration as well as Best Short Form Music Video for “No Church In The Wild.” with Jay-Z, Kanye West & The Dream. Other nominees performing are Taylor Swift who is set to open the show, Justin Timberlake, The Black Keys, FUN., Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons while Rihanna Bruno Mars and Sting join together for a special set.

A night full of fun and excitement the fashions and flavors of a musical buffet mixed together like a great track. Some of the featured presenters including veterans to new comers are Sixteen-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Beyoncé, current nominee Hunter Hayes, singer/actor Jennifer Lopez, actor Pauley Perrette, Seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince, Thirteen-time GRAMMY winner Dave Grohl, Three-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Ne-Yo, and Ryan Seacrest.

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Also set to present are Ellen DeGeneres, Kat Dennings, Johnny Depp, John Mayer,Nas, Pitbull, Bonnie Raitt, and Kelly Rowland. Earlier Pre Grammy’s at the Social Media Rockstar Panel on the topic of some people buying followers a topic of discussion addresses what we all know as music fans things change and one truth that remains in this social media age “The real artist’s they stand out” – Tboz

The Recording Academy has teamed up with TBWA\Chiat\Day for  #TheWorldIsListening campaign which features both established and up-and-coming artists across a variety of media. “This year’s campaign highlights the raw emotion and desire of the artist’s journey, and is amplified via social media.” – Evan Greene Checkout www.grammyamplifier.com which allows musicians to share their tracks via SoundCloud for a chance to have their music tweeted out by a panel of musical icons including Linkin Park, RZA, and Snoop Lion.

On Saturday February 9th 2013 The Pre Grammy Gala of Clive Davis included performances by Afrojack, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, The Lumineers, Miguel, Emeli Sande, Patti Smith, and Usher. Lots of artist featured on The Top 100 Songs of 2012. The Awards Air Sunday Feb 10th @ 8pm Est. on CBS and will be Streaming Live via the internet @ www.grammy.com/live Some of the nominees and categories to look forward to this year especially with EDM getting recognized are:

Best Dance Recording

  • Levels – Avicii
  • Let’s Go – Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
  • Bangarang – Skrillex Featuring Sirah
  • Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin
  • I Can’t Live Without You – Al Walser

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • Wonderland – Steve Aoki
  • Don’t Think – The Chemical Brothers
  • > Album Title Goes Here – Deadmau5
  • Fire & Ice – Kaskade
  • Bangarang – Skrillex

Best Reggae Album

  • Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff
  • Miracle – The Original Wailers
  • Tomahawk Technique – Sean Paul
  • New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition – Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters
  • Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill – Toots And The Maytals

Best Rap Performance

  • HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right) – Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne
  • N****s In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Daughters – Nas
  • Mercy – Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • I Do – Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Wild Ones – Flo Rida Featuring Sia
  • No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
  • Tonight (Best You Ever Had) – John Legend Featuring Ludacris
  • Cherry Wine – Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
  • Talk That Talk – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

  • Daughters – Nas
  • Lotus Flower Bomb – Wale Featuring Miguel
  • Mercy – Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • The Motto – Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne
  • N****s In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Young, Wild & Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album

  • Take Care – Drake
  • Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco
  • Life Is Good – Nas
  • Undun – The Roots
  • God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
  • Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • In My Mind (Axwell Remix) – Axel Hedfors, remixer (Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Ft Georgi Kay)
  • Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix) – Photek, remixer (Moby)
  • Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) – Eric Prydz, remixer (M83)
  • Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) – Skrillex, remixer (Nero)
  • The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix) -Thomas Olsen, remixer (Deadmau5 Featuring Chris James)

Checkout The Grammy Nominees Album

Grammy Nominees Album 2013

Who do you think will win ?

Who are you looking forward to seeing at the Grammys ?