Sports Stars Create GRAMMY-Inspired Playlists

Top athletes Ike Davis, Frankie Edgar, Tracy Little, Jason Richardson, and Aldon Smith create "A Champion's Playlist"; fans can vote on top playlist for a chance to win two tickets to the 55th GRAMMYs
  • Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
    Aldon Smith
  • Photo: John Shearer/
    Jason Richardson
  • Photo: Janette Pellegrini/
    Ike Davis
  • Photo: Michael N. Todaro/
    Frankie Edgar
January 25, 2013 -- 6:00 am PST

Top athletes have teamed with The Recording Academy to create motivating music playlists featuring GRAMMY-winning recordings. Ike Davis, MLB player for the New York Mets; Frankie Edgar, UFC competitor; Tracy Little, Olympic synchronized swimmer; Jason Richardson, NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers; and Aldon Smith, NFL player for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers, have each created "A Champion's Playlist," which will be streamed online via digital music service Rdio

The sports stars will present their individual playlists through their respective Twitter handles and the athlete whose playlist receives the most votes will then choose a winner, at random, who will receive two tickets to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards and a two-night stay courtesy of Hilton Hotels & Resorts. The leader board and complete contest rules can be found at The contest runs Jan. 25 – Feb. 1.

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 and, and on YouTube.

For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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