CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MARY J. BLIGE, CELINE DION, ARETHA FRANKLIN, DAVE GROHL and more to be featured
The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate the 60th Annual Grammy Awards by presenting Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, an all-encompassing retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of Grammy history. The primetime special will be broadcast on Friday, November 24th from 9-11 pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
The one-of-a-kind broadcast event will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by multi-Grammy winners Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, and Keith Urban, among others.
Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special will highlight some of the most memorable Grammy Moments from the last five decades of Music’s Biggest Night and take viewers behind the scenes to reveal unknown facts about the remarkable performances. Special segments will include reactions from Grammy producers and members of the music community following the tragic loss of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin’s unexpected opera performance at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, and Paul McCartney bringing the Beatles’ legendary album, Abbey Road, to the Grammy stage.
“As we approach this milestone in Grammy history, we are excited to give music fans a glimpse into what artists, musicians, producers, set designers, and others do to make those unforgettable Grammy Moments,” says Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “This special will take audiences on a new journey as they relive those extraordinary moments that can only be seen on the Grammys.”
“Never before have we gathered all of Grammy’s greatest moments from more than a half-century of award shows for one primetime special, and when you see them put together in a parade of amazing clip montages interspersed with the stories behind the performances, it’s really pretty unbelievable,” states Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards for the past 38 years.
Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special continues the tradition of previous Emmy Award-winning TV specials presented by the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS: Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute, Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert and Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.
The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in New York City in 2018 but return to Los Angeles in 2019 after signing a four-year agreement with AEG for STAPLES Center to host the GRAMMY telecast. CBS will continue to broadcast the show live on both coasts and the 2019 show will mark the 47th consecutive year the network has broadcast the GRAMMY Awards. CBS has a commitment to broadcast the show through 2026.
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