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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND EMI MUSIC

TEAM UP TO RELEASE 2010 GRAMMY® NOMINEES CD

Available Jan. 19, the 20-Song Collection Spotlights 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Benefits MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation®

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2010)The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings has partnered with EMI Music to release the 2010 GRAMMY® Nominees CD, the 16th edition of the best-selling series highlighting artists and songs nominated for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The 20-song collection will be available Jan. 19 and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the MusiCares® Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation®, two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy. For more information about the Foundations, please visit www.grammy.com.

"The diverse mix of tracks contained in this fine collection offer some of the great songs and artists that make up this year's talented crop of nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We look forward to another successful chart-topping year and to providing further support to the important work that MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation continue to do year-round. And, we thank EMI Music for their collaboration on this exceptional album."

The disc contains many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories with the 20 tracks representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The CD is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year.

"We're proud to be working with The Recording Academy to offer fans some of the year's most memorable music," said Ronn Werre, President of EMI Music Services and COO of EMI Music in North America. "This GRAMMY nominees CD features hit after hit from an eclectic group of talented artists. As well as delivering great value, it also supports the very worthy causes of MusiCares and The GRAMMY Foundation."

The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Jan. 31 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).


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A portion of the proceeds benefit the MusiCares® Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation® - two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy®.
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