Handicapping The GRAMMYs

Critics panel to discuss "the Big Four" categories
  • Brooke Anderson, Shirley Halperin (Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times), Marc Malkin (E! Online and E! News), and Jessica Herndon (People) at the Critics' RoundTable
January 18, 2010 -- 7:00 am PST

(For a complete list of 52nd GRAMMY Award winners, please click here.)

The GRAMMY Awards Critics Roundtable will examine who's in the running and what it takes to win at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in a four-part online video series starting Jan. 19.

The lively and intimate panel discussion, moderated by Brooke Anderson, CNN entertainment correspondent and co-host of HLN's "Showbiz Tonight," at the CNN Studios in Los Angeles, puts "the Big Four" categories (Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist) under the microscope with experts in the field. The panel includes Shirley Halperin, Rolling Stone and Los Angeles Times contributor; Marc Malkin, E! Online columnist; and Jessica Herndon, People magazine music writer.

Each part of the series will examine one category and run on consecutive days at both GRAMMY.com and CNN.com. The five-minute discussions will look at Best New Artist on Tuesday, Song Of The Year on Wednesday, Record Of The Year on Thursday, and culminate on Friday with Album Of The Year. Each segment will be available starting at 9 a.m. ET. The roundtables will also be featured on HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" at 11 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

The 52nd GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 31, 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, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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