The Recording Academy, in partnership with Hitlab, has announced Cleveland-based Jade Novah as the winner of the Emerging Talent Competition following the submission of original music to the contest's Web page. The competition launched Nov. 12, 2012, and was designed to provide an unsigned musician the chance to perform at an official GRAMMY Week event.
Novah, selected by a combination of fan votes and a blue-ribbon committee of music professionals, will perform as the headline act at the 4th Annual Social Media Rock Stars Summit reception on Feb. 8. As part of the grand prize, Novah will also walk the red carpet and attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards and official GRAMMY Celebration after-party on Sunday, Feb. 10. Second-and-third place runners-up John Thomas of Connecticut and Beaux Saunders of London will also perform at the Social Media Rock Stars Summit. The performances will be streamed live on GRAMMY Live, a three-day live stream platform of coverage of GRAMMY Week events on GRAMMY.com and CBS.com.
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV 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 worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube.