The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS 8:00 p.m. ET. Nominations were announced on November 30, 2011 on prime-time television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night", a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Kanye West received the most nominations with seven. Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each received six nominations. Lil Wayne, Skrillex and Radiohead all earned five nominations.
A total of 78 awards will be presented following the Academy's decision to restructure the Grammy Award categories. Paul McCartney will receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award on February 10, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, two nights prior to the Grammy telecast. LL Cool J is set to host the show. It's the first time in seven years that the music industry's premier event will have an official host.