Fans have vote with Grammy site
EmptyThe Recording Academy is opening its video vault with mynightatthegrammys.com, a Web site that allows fans to vote on their favorite Grammy performances over the years. Selected clips will be shown on a CBS television special in November.
The Web site, which launches Monday, offers 50 video clips of Grammy performances from such artists as Prince, Beyonce, U2, Marvin Gaye, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kanye West, Elton John, Tina Turner, Madonna and Eminem, among others. Fans will select their top five choices, with a voting deadline set for Oct. 7.
The top 25 performances that receive the most votes will then be featured on the two-hour "My Night at the Grammys" special, scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Along with the video clips, the special will feature artists sharing personal stories about performing at the Grammys, along with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and how the show is produced.
The "My Night at the Grammys" broadcast is part of an effort to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards, which will air Feb. 10 on CBS. Grammy nominations will be announced Dec. 6.
"My Night at the Grammys" will be produced by Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette.
Mitchell Peters is a correspondent for Billboard.