The 411 On The GRAMMY Pre-Telecast

View a complete list of performers and presenters scheduled to participate in the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, plus information on how you can tune in online
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    Ben Harper
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    Sarah Jarosz
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    Roberto Fonseca
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    Cyndi Lauper
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    Charlie Musselwhite
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    Richard Elliot
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    Dave Koz
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    Diane Warren
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    Mindi Abair
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    Verdine White
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    Jeff Lorber
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    Tig Notaro
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    Jimmy Jam
January 25, 2014 -- 5:53 pm PST

You know that the 56th GRAMMY Awards telecast is set to air Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. But did you know that the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70 categories will be handed out at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live? Don't have a ticket to the Pre-Telecast? No problem, you can watch the entire ceremony at starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony will be hosted by current nominee Cyndi Lauper and feature a variety of presenters and performances by current nominees you won't want to miss.

Now that you have the date and time in your calendar, and bookmarked, below is our handy checklist of who will be participating in the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast, plus a taste of some of the awards that will be handed out.


  • Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • La Santa Cecilia
  • Roomful Of Teeth
  • Summer Horns (Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot) with the Larry Batiste Orchestra and special guest Verdine White


  • Roberto Fonseca
  • Jimmy Jam
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Jeff Lorber
  • Tig Notaro
  • Tye Tribbett
  • Diane Warren

Awards to be presented include:

  • Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
  • Best Metal Performance
  • Best Country Song
  • Best Rap Performance
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Blues Album
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album
  • Best Comedy Album
  • Best Choral Performance
  • Best Folk Album

The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on as video on demand for 30 days following the event. Following the ceremony, the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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