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Grammys Set Date, Change Eligibility Year to 13 Months

CBS will again broadcast music’s top awards from Staples Center on Feb. 13

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be presented Sunday, Feb. 13, at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

CBS again will broadcast the show live to the East Coast from 8-11:30 p.m. ET and delayed on the West Coast.

Because of changes to the 2010 Grammy calendar, the 2011 eligibility year will actually span 13 months, from Sept. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2010.

The date of the Grammy nominations announcement, which has evolved into an evening of performances, will be announced shortly.

"The ’52nd Annual Grammy Awards’ was a dynamic, memorable evening, and it delivered our highest ratings since 2004 and the biggest year-to-year increase in more than 20 years," Neil Portnow, president-CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement. "We have every intention of keeping that momentum with our 53rd show, and once again we are thrilled to be bringing the excellence and excitement of our Grammy Week events and charitable initiatives to the city of Los Angeles."

"The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will once again be event television with exciting and memorable performances that will entertain and engage our audience," Jack Sussman, CBS’ executive VP of specials, music and live events, said in a statement.