THE RECORDING ACADEMY, CBS AND STAPLES CENTER ANNOUNCE THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® WILL AIR LIVE MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 11, 2015) — Music's Biggest Night®, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, returns to Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on Monday, Feb 15, 2016 and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The eligibility year for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards is Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2015.

GRAMMY Week — a weeklong series of cultural events culminating with Music's Biggest Night — will again feature celebrations of music, education and philanthropy, including the Entertainment Law Initiative® luncheon, the Producers & Engineers Wing® event, the annual MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute, the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception, and Clive Davis and The Recording Academy's Pre-GRAMMY Gala, among other events.

The GRAMMY Awards telecast is one of television's major broadcast events, ranking as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials. This year’s 57th GRAMMYs® drew 27 million viewers and generated 20.9 million show-related Tweets globally, making it the most talked about award show. A combined viewership of more than 40 million in the U.S. alone tuned in for the 57th telecast, “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” and the star-studded "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute."

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy® is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

 

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Media Contacts:

Neda Azarfar/Jerry J. Sharell
The Recording Academy  
310.392.3777
neda.azarfar@grammy.com                     
jerry.sharell@grammy.com          

 
Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i/Kate Fisher
CBS Television
818.655.1587/212.975.3818
tiffany.smith@cbs.com                 
khfisher@cbs.com

                                                                                                                                                  

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