At a press event held at Staples Center today, The Recording Academy announced its plans for a year-long celebration of its milestone 50th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. ...
Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, was joined by 27-time Grammy winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, as well as multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy winner Joss Stone. Jones, who was one of the founding members of The Recording Academy, and Stone helped unveil the official artwork and announce a slate of activities for music fans and the music industry including the Grammy Museum, a retrospective illustrated coffee table book, and the Grammy fashion line.
Also in attendance were Recording Academy vice chairman Jimmy Jam and Los Angeles Chapter Governor Dave Koz, as well as other music industry executives and VIPs.
Grammy nomination announcements will take place in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 6.