Grammy Awards Pre-Televised Ceremony Gets a New Name

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Jennifer Gasoi accepts the Best Children's Album award for 'Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well' from singer Cyndi Lauper onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

It's a war on hyphens as the Recording Academy announces a name change for its pre-televised event on music's biggest night. The Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, where the bulk of the day's statues are actually presented, is now officially the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

Approximately 70-73 categories are presented during the Premiere Ceremony, which has grown in popularity and stature partly due to it being streamed live at The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET. The telecast will then take place at Staples Center on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

The Premiere Ceremony boasts high production values and earlier this year featured host Cyndi Lauper and performances by Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, among others. "The new official title of the ceremony serves as a reflection of the evolution of the event in recent years, and  provides an appropriate platform to recognize all of the outstanding nominees in a wide array of categories," said the Academy in an announcement of the name change.

The Latin Recording Academy has also changed the name of its pre-tel show, to The Latin Grammy Premiere, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. ET from the Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas. The Latin Premiere show will be streamed live at and will present approximately 35 of 47 categories.


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