The Recording Academy, in partnership with Hitlab, has announced Hamilton, Ontario-based Tara Keith as the winner of the Emerging Talent Competition following the submission of original music to the contest's Web page. The competition launched Nov. 2, 2011, and was designed to provide an unsigned musician the chance to perform at an official GRAMMY Week event.
Keith, selected by a combination of fan votes and a blue-ribbon committee of music professionals, will perform as a headline act at the 3rd Annual Social Media Rock Stars Summit reception on Friday, Feb. 10. As part of the grand prize, Keith will also walk the red carpet and attend the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards and official GRAMMY Celebration after-party on Sunday, Feb. 12.
Competition runner-up Cameron Ernst of Dallas will also perform at the Social Media Rock Stars Summit reception.
The performances will be streamed live on GRAMMY Live, a three-day live stream platform of coverage of GRAMMY Week events at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition 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 Westwood One/Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.