(For a complete list of 54th GRAMMY Awards nominees, click here.)
The Recording Academy has partnered with FX Marketing Group to offer the official 54th GRAMMY Awards program book to fans for the first time in bookstores and on newsstands nationwide. The book will be on sale starting in mid-January in major U.S. markets and will celebrate and provide unique insights into the GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held on Feb. 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
"We are extremely excited to be able to offer music and GRAMMY fans at home more interaction with Music's Biggest Night through our commemorative program book," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This is the first time in our history that we are making the book available to consumers and we look forward to further celebrating the GRAMMYs through this new endeavor."
The GRAMMY program book is a 200-plus-page glossy, celebratory souvenir guide to the annual GRAMMY Awards. The program profiles current GRAMMY nominees, presents engaging features, provides in-depth reviews of the year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame selections and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical GRAMMY Award recipients, and documents the important year-round initiatives of The Academy. The end result is a beautifully designed commemorative book that complements Music's Biggest Night with thoughtfully written examinations of each major nominee and well-researched historical perspectives on other honorees and subjects.
The 54th GRAMMY program book includes celebrity editorial contributions from GRAMMY winners Common, Celine Dion, Merle Haggard, Booker T. Jones, and Sergio Mendes, as well as singer/songwriter Chris Isaak, rap/rock artist Kid Rock, and blues/rock artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, among others.
The official 54th GRAMMY Awards program book will be available for $9.95 at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, and Walgreens stores as well as on newsstands throughout the country, and at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. Fans can also order the book at The Academy's online GRAMMY Store.
Sports and entertainment publishing firm FX Marketing Group will produce the official 54th GRAMMY Awards program book. FX Marketing Group has published first-class official annuals for such national governing bodies and sports organizations as the National Football League Alumni, Pro Football Hall of Fame, America's Cup, and NASCAR Hall of Fame, among others.