Reported Live from the Grammys
By Phyllis Pollack
Just moments ago, Frank Ocean won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for his Channel Orange release at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
With stiff competition from rivals Chris Brown with Fortune, and Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream, the announcement, which was delivered by Kelly Rowland and Nas, resulted in massive applause from both the audience and those backstage.
The New Orleans born singer songwriter was among the artists that attended the Annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party last night.
The Grammy Awards are sponsored by The Recording Academy. Formed in 1957, the Academy is an organization comprised of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals, which 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.
The Academy also includes in its mission the goal of ensuring music that remains an indelible part of American culture, through its many initiatives that support education. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
For Grammy coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
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The Grammys will also be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at Grammy.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube.
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 Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
For the first time ever, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards was streamed live worldwide at Grammy.com/live and online at CBS.com.
Historically, this will mark the first time that the the Pre-Telecast Ceremony was held at Nokia Theater.
The televised portion of the music industry’s “Biggest Night of the Year” will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Phyllis Pollack is reporting live from the Grammys.
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