In addition, Ken Ehrlich and AEG Ehrlich Ventures will continue producing “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” a one-hour live music special that announces nominations in several categories as well as features performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!,” which takes place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network (www.cbs.com) from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central) — and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Additionally, Ehrlich and his company produced the recent “We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston” special that aired on CBS earlier this month; “My Night At The GRAMMYs,” a two-hour special in 2007 that highlighted the top 25 GRAMMY Moments as voted by fans, and included artists’ stories behind those performances; as well as “A Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On,” a mini-documentary about the 36 hours leading up to the 54th GRAMMY Awards that aired online earlier this year.
In his more than 35 years as a producer, he has worked on numerous award shows and live events and introduced innovative concepts for network, cable, and syndication shows, including: the Emmy Awards (five telecasts), the MTV Movie Awards (which he created in 1992), the MTV European Music Awards, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, the Alma Awards, “Vh1’s Divas,” “Fashion Rocks,” “Women Rock: Girls With Guitars,” and many others. He also has produced dozens of artist specials for broadcast and cable networks, including shows with Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton, Eagles, Aretha Franklin, Faith Hill, Barry Manilow, Ricky Martin, ‘NSync, Paul Simon, and dozens of others. In 2007 he was honored by the Producers Guild of America with its Visionary Award, and beginning in 2010, he began executive producing music specials for the “In Performance At The White House” PBS series, including a special celebrating the music of the civil rights movement (featuring Bob Dylan’s first appearance ever at the White House), and a blues special that featured performances by Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and Mick Jagger (also marking the latter’s first time in the White House).
Ehrlich’s first GRAMMY show was the 22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 1980 and since then, the annual telecast has been nominated for 60 Emmy Awards in a number of categories and has won 19 Emmys. For the past four years, the GRAMMY Awards telecast has garnered increased ratings year over year, and this year’s 54th GRAMMY Awards attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest GRAMMY audience since 1984 and the second largest in history. The telecast was also the biggest social event in the history of television at that time, drawing 13 million social media comments with the conversation on Twitter reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live telecast.
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Originally posted 2012-11-29 12:15:31.