Thursday, November 29, 2007

Melissa Etheridge, Faith Hill and Alicia Keys to host Grammy special

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Melissa Etheridge, five-time GRAMMY Award winner Faith Hill and nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys will host "My Night At The GRAMMYs," a new entertainment special celebrating the upcoming 50th GRAMMY Awards with the Top 25 favorite GRAMMY moments, as voted on by viewers. The two-hour special also will feature the stories behind the moments as told by the artists themselves, and will be broadcast Friday, Nov. 30, 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network.
Christina Aguilera, Billie Joe Armstrong, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Elvis Costello, Celine Dion, Alan Jackson, Elton John, Ricky Martin and Usher will join hosts Etheridge, Hill and Keys in remembering their own remarkable moments as performers and winners on past GRAMMY telecasts.
The special will feature some of the unique pairings the GRAMMYs have come to be renowned for, including performances by the Gorillaz and Madonna, Eminem and Elton John, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, and Jay-Z, Linkin Park and Paul McCartney among others. The telecast also will include a montage of acceptance speeches over the years, a special review of outstanding Lifetime Achievement Awards presentations and a view of 50 years of the GRAMMY Awards as seen through the career of Tony Bennett — beginning with his appearance on the 1963 "The Best on Record" show through the 49th GRAMMY Awards telecast, where he shared the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals GRAMMY with Stevie Wonder for their duet "For Once In My Life."
Viewers were invited to vote online for their favorite GRAMMY moments from a collection of 50 performances from past shows, including appearances by Eric Clapton, Marvin Gaye, Bruce Springsteen, and U2. The Top 25 were determined from that voting period, and the countdown to the most popular GRAMMY moment begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nov. 30.
"My Night At The GRAMMYs" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are the executive producers. Ron Basile is the producer.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, 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. In its 50th year, 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 file://

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