(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 47th Annual Grammy Awards will be hosted in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on "Grammy Sunday," February 13. The show will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), marking the 32nd consecutive year the show will air on CBS. Last year's broadcast boasted an increased viewing audience totaling more than 25 million nationwide. Nominations for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced in Los Angeles on December 8.
"Grammy Sunday is music's biggest night, attracting millions of viewers around the world," said Recording Academy President Neil Portnow. "We look forward to working with Mayor James Hahn and his staff here in Los Angeles, our great friends at STAPLES Center, and our terrific partners at CBS to make February 13 the pinnacle of musical events marked by outstanding performances and a wealth of our trademark 'Grammy Moments.'"
"For more than 30 years CBS has been home to the Grammy Awards broadcast, and in that time it has become one of the most electrifying, exciting events in live television," said CBS Senior Vice President, Specials, Jack Sussman. "We are extremely proud to partner with the Recording Academy and to be back at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles to once again broadcast what is surely going to be a spectacular night of television, featuring today's top music stars performing today's biggest hits."
"STAPLES Center is once again proud to welcome the music industry and the Grammy Awards show, the world's premier music event, back to their home," said Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO AEG and STAPLES Center. "We thank Neil Portnow and his colleagues at the Recording Academy for their partnership with Los Angeles and AEG, and appreciate their continued support of our schools, arts and community through their ongoing charitable activities." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen