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What time are the 2013 Grammy Awards?

February 09, 2013|By Nardine Saad

The 55th Grammy Awards are taking place this Sunday at Staples Center at L.A. Live and, as usual, the awards show will have no shortage of musicians, rock glam and unusual performance mashups.

The show will be broadcast live on CBS on the East Coast from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time and will air on the West Coast on tape delay from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The red carpet, perhaps of a much more mild variety, begins at 12 p.m. Pacific time but will start filling up with talent at about 2 p.m.

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Ten awards are doled out during the three-hour televised show, which will consist of collaborative performances by legends and pop stars. This year's musical pairings include Miguel and Wiz Khalifa; Bruno Mars, Rihanna and  Sting; Elton John and Ed Sheeran; the Black Keys and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and a Levon Helm tribute performed by Mavis Staples, Brittany Howard and Mumford & Sons. Click here for a full rundown of what to look forward to, or dread.

Musician, actor and two-time Grammy Award winner LL Cool J will return to host the concert-style ceremony for a second time.

The pre-telecast announcement of about 70 winners will be streamed online at and CBS from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. It will take place next door to Staples Center at the Nokia Theatre and be hosted by David Alan Grier, who is nominated for a Grammy this year in the musical theater category for the play "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."

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This year, indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean lead the nominations with six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. Fun. and Ocean are up against the Black Keys, Jack White and Mumford & Sons for album of the year.

For live updates about the show and everything leading up to it, click over to The Envelope for complete coverage.


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