The 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place on GRAMMY Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1 – 3:45 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ceremony is the non-televised event where a majority of GRAMMY categories are awarded, and it has grown into its own celebrated affair with guest presenters and live performances. Presented with full production values appropriate for the GRAMMY Awards, the Pre-Telecast is now attended by thousands, including many nominees, and occurs just hours before the live telecast at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. The Pre-Telecast Ceremony will be streamed live internationally on www.grammy.com beginning at 1 p.m. PT, and will remain on the Web site for 30 days following the event.
Music's Biggest Night® will later take place live on Sunday, Feb. 8, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, on Twitter at 'theGRAMMYs,' on Facebook at 'The Recording Academy,' on YouTube at '51stGRAMMYs,' and on Last.fm at 'the51stgrammys.'
U2 has just been added to perform The Grammy Awards, as well as artists including Robert Plant with Alison Krauss, Rihanna, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, and Jay Z among more.