1. LL Cool J to Host 2012 Grammy Awards -- First Time in Seven Years Show Has Had a Host

    January 18, 2012 10:27 AM EST Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J is set to host the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, marking the first time in seven years that the music industry's premier event will have an official host. The show takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Staples ...

  2. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "RebeliĆ³n," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  3. Neil Portnow on Tonight's Grammy Nominations Show, Controversial Category Changes

    November 30, 2011 7:10 PM EST For the fourth Grammy nominations broadcast, the Recording Academy will return Wednesday night to the Nokia Theater from Club Nokia in the same L.A. Live complex. The return is the result of the Recording Academy, executive producer Ken Ehrlich an ...

  4. Grammy Awards Producer John Cossette Dies At 54

    April 26, 2011 10:08 PM EDT John Cossette, who followed in father Pierre's footsteps as the producer of the Grammy Awards telecast, died Tuesday (April 26) at the age of 54. The cause of death was not given. Cossette has been involved with Grammys for nearly two decades ...

  5. Early Memories: The Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys while staging its usual annual awards telecast, the show's producers created an ingenious plan: They'd lessen the pres Faced with the daunting task of commem ...

  6. Wilson Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. The former Beach Boys mastermind will be honored at the Recording Academy charitable foundation's ...

  7. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean " ...