Both XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio are bringing the 47th annual GRAMMY awards to their listeners with a slew of features and events on multiple channels from both satcasters.
Sirius' coverage goes from Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th on many of its commercial-free music channels.
Sirius on-air GRAMMY events:
Friday, February 11
From 6 - 7 pm ET, Blue Note Records President Bruce Lundvall looks at this year's GRAMMY nominees and past winners during his weekly SIRIUS program The Blue Note Hour on Pure Jazz, channel 72. At 7 pm ET, Led Zeppelin is being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of this year's GRAMMYS festivities, so Classic Vinyl channel 14 honors the band with a weekend-long "Get the Led Out for Their Award" special, featuring lots of Led Zeppelin music.
Saturday, February 12
Starting at 12 pm ET: Host Jason Drew provides GRAMMY reports and updates from Los Angeles throughout the day on SIRIUS Hits 1. From 1 pm - 7 pm ET, Channel 50 Hot Jamz host and 2004 GRAMMY nominee MC Lyte presents music from 2005 hip-hop GRAMMY nominees. At 10 pm ET, Artist interviews from the red carpet, and artist performances from one of the music industry's most exclusive events: the annual Clive Davis / BMG U.S. Pre-GRAMMY Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, only on SIRIUS Hits 1. And at 10 pm ET, JazzTimes publisher Lee Mergner predicts this year's jazz category GRAMMY winners with Pure Jazz channel 72 host Matt Abramovitz.
Sunday, February 13
Starting at 12 pm ET: SIRIUS Hits 1 host Jason Drew in Los Angeles provides the latest pre-GRAMMY updates, and exclusive live performances from some of today's hottest artists at the Clive Davis/ BMG U.S. Pre-GRAMMY party, throughout the day. The from 1 - 7 pm ET: Channel 50 Hot Jamz host and 2004 GRAMMY nominee MC Lyte presents music from 2005 hip-hop GRAMMY nominees. At 4 pm - 12 midnight ET: Pure Jazz Channel 72 announces the jazz winners with live coverage of the GRAMMY telecast throughout the afternoon. From 7 pm - 12 midnight ET: Live from the GRAMMYS, Jason Drew reports from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on SIRIUS Hits 1 and The Beat Channel 66. From 7 pm - 12 midnight ET, Hip-Hop Nation Channel 40 hosts Amanda Diva and DJ Envy report the GRAMMY action during the telecast, with West coast reporter Eddie One calling in with live color commentary.
XM's GRAMMY coverage goes from Tuesday, February 8th through Sunday, February 13th on many of its own channels.
XM GRAMMY Event highlights include:
Tuesday, February 8th
Get Your Grammy On: 2005
February 8 @ 8AM / 2PM / 8PM ET
All week, Vh1 Radio XM 156 previews the nominees in the biggest categories. Hear the back story on the nominees and the critically acclaimed songs. Plus hear from the potential GRAMMY grabbers themselves! Each day previews a new category leading up to VH1's live broadcast at Sunday night's GRAMMYs!
Friday, February 11TH
All weekend long, get ready for the biggest night in music as Highway 16 - XM 16 celebrates the country Grammy nominees. Listen all weekend long for everything you need to know about the artists and music nominated for the 47th Grammy Awards. Also all weekend, 80s - XM 8 celebrates the 47th GRAMMY Awards with one of a kind live GRAMMYs performances by Rick Springfield, Huey Lewis and the News, Kenny Loggins, Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, and many more! And from at 8AM ET on Real Jazz - XM 70, Jackson Brady and Journalist Willard Jenkins play the music of, and take an irreverent look at, all the nominees in the Jazz category for this year's 47th GRAMMY Awards.
Saturday, February 12th
From 2-4PM ET, 20 on 20's Michelle and The City's Lisa Lisa give you LIVE! GRAMMY Pre-Show - the inside scoop on the GRAMMYs, taking you to one the hottest events in town, the Music Cares event. Hear their GRAMMY picks, fashion picks, and the best places to spot hot celebs this weekend in LA!
Sunday, February 13th
Starting Noon ET, take a look back on GRAMMY nominated artists like Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Simon and Garfunkel as the 70s - XM 7 re-creates all the excitement of The GRAMMY Awards from 1970-1979.
At 4-8PM ET, LIVE! GRAMMYs Red Carpet Coverage, E! - XM 162 takes you LIVE to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Red Carpet Coverage of the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards! And from 7PM-Midnight ET on MTV - XM 155 / VH1 - XM 156, VH1's Kevin K! and MTV's Kim Kane host this year's biggest GRAMMY Gala in NYC, dishing the dirt and playing the songs that made this last year in music unforgettable. Plus, VH1's Maria Chambers and MTV's Evan James join the broadcast from The 47th GRAMMY Awards in LA with backstage and VIP access.