SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® and RCA Records have teamed to release the 2015 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 20, 2015, in stores and via digital retailers. The 21st installment of the best-selling series will feature an array of this year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs across multiple genres. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy. In conjunction with "A Very GRAMMY Christmas," music fans can log on to GRAMMY.com, GRAMMY.com/2015GRAMMYAlbum or CBS.com to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.*
"We are truly proud to partner with RCA Records to present our annual compilation featuring a group of highly talented artists across a variety of genres," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This great collection of music, coupled with the sweepstakes opportunity that will allow two lucky fans a chance to experience Music's Biggest Night® firsthand, constitutes an extremely fulfilling project, with proceeds supporting the crucial work our charitable foundations perform throughout the year."
"It is an absolute honor to work with The Recording Academy on the 2015 GRAMMY Nominees album and celebrate Music's Biggest Night," said Tom Corson, President & COO, RCA Records. "This album will showcase the year's top nominated songs by artists from across all genres. We are also proud to participate in The Academy's charitable endeavors, which include the continuing support of music education across the country."
"A Very GRAMMY Christmas" airs on the CBS Television Network on Friday, Dec. 5 at 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT. The new one-hour special will feature performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing favorite holiday memories and GRAMMY moments. The coveted Album Of The Year nominees will also be revealed on the broadcast.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit GRAMMY.com/2015GRAMMYAlbum for details and eligibility requirements