Grammys Announce Dates For 55th Annual Awards And Nomination Concert

By Zachary Swickey

Only a few months have passed since the 54th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in February, but CBS has already announced that the 55th Grammys will be airing live on CBS from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 10, 2013.

While the date for the awards is set in stone, we still have to wait a while before we get to hear who all the nominees are. The Grammy Nominations Concert, which will also be broadcast on the Eye network, happens a few months prior on December 5, 2012, and it is expected to include performances from past Grammy winners and nominees.

Eligibility for next year’s ceremony began on October 1 of last year and runs through September 12 of this year. It’s a bit too early to expect any mention of a host.

Last year, the awards notably drew their biggest audience since 1984 (and second biggest ever) with 39.9 viewers tuning in to watch. Impressively, more people watched the Grammys than any other awards program this year, including the Oscars, which is typically the biggest audience draw of the awards season.

This year’s Grammys boasted performances from Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Adele, Katy Perry, and even showcased Rihanna and Coldplay’s collab “Princess of China” live for the first time.

Adele straight-up cleaned house at the ceremony by taking home six awards – including the coveted Album of the Year. Bon Iver won over some new fans when he won two, including Best New Artist. And Skrillex cemented his place in the EDM scene by winning Best Electronic Album.