CBS and the Recording Academy will honor the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth with a star-studded concert in December.
“Sinatra 100 — An All-Star Grammy Concert” will feature Alicia Keys, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Adam Levine, Garth Brooks and other stars singing Sinatra’s hits. Among the songs featured will be work by composers Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, Quincy Jones and Nelson Riddle. The tribute performances will be integrated with footage of performances by Sinatra himself.
“The name Frank Sinatra is synonymous with excellence that is timeless. As a performer, he possessed undeniable charisma and masterful artistry that resonate throughout generations,” Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events at CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “To have the opportunity to celebrate the life and art of The Chairman of the Board on his 100th birthday, and witness the lasting effects his music has had on artists today with a star-studded Grammy concert, is a true honor.”
Sinatra was the winner of nine Grammy Awards, including best album for “Come Dance With Me” (1959), “September Of My Years” (1965), and “A Man And His Music” (1966).
The tribute concert is set to be held Dec. 2. “Sinatra 100 — An All-Star Grammy Concert,” will be broadcast Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET and is produced AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich will serve as executive producer.