Star World to air 50th Grammy Awards live

MUMBAI: It’s Grammy time again and the biggest stars in the music industry will gather to celebrate the music industry’s biggest night. Living up to its legacy as music’s aficionado’s best night, the 50th annual Grammy Awards will be telecast live on Star World on 11 February at 6.30 am from the famed Staples Centre in LA.

Grammys 2008 nominations include hip-hop whiz kid Kanye West as he tops the list with eight nominations while British soul sensation Amy Winehouse scored six. Also in the running are alternative rockers Foo Fighters, rap legend Jay-Z and dance-pop superstar Justin Timberlake, who received five nominations each. Other popular contenders are R&B songstress Rihanna and American Idol singer Chris Daughtry.

Star World also presents My Night at the Grammys – an episode that relives the best moments from the past on 8 February at 8 pm. This two-hour special will feature some of the unique pairings the Grammys have come to be known for, including performances by the Gorillaz and Madonna, Eminem and Elton John, and Jay-Z, Linkin Park and Paul McCartney. Grammy winners Melissa Etheridge, Faith Hill and Alicia Keys will countdown the Top 25 favorite Grammy moments, as voted on by viewers with the stories behind the moments as told by the artists themselves.

The telecast will also include a montage of acceptance speeches over the years as well as reminisces from past winners such as Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Elvis Costello, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin and Usher.

Widely recognized as music’s most coveted prize, the Annual Grammy Awards honours the industry’s most gifted artists. Each year, the star-studded ceremony features performances from pop’s biggest acts and this year will be no exception.