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Grammy coverage is starting early. Starting today at 2pm PST GRAMMY Live will stream at www.GRAMMY.com with three days of social media coverage leading up to Sunday night’s 53rd Annual Grammy Award Show on CBS.

The social media extravaganza will include video, photos, blogging, tweets and retweets, as well as official news reports and personalized updates from GRAMMY Live hosts.

If you are able to be near your computer for these next three days of media coverage, have your popcorn and coke purchased cause this weekend’s GRAMMY Live countdown is intensive.

Friday, Feb. 11

The Social Media Rock Stars Summit and After-Party kicks off this media frenzy going from 2-4pm live from the Conga Room at L.A. Live, where musicians Adam Lambert and Chamillionaire and social media pioneers from Facebook, Foursquare and Pandora will provide an insider’s view into the future of social networking in mobile and music platforms.

The GRAMMY Foundation Overview lasts from 4-7:30pm where you will learn about the important educational programs presented by the GRAMMY Foundation.

Then from 7:30-9:30pm, Barbara Streisand will be honored at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala.

As Friday turns into Saturday, the GRAMMY Live coverage continues.

From 9 p.m.–midnight through  Saturday, Feb. 12, midnight–2:30 p.m. you can view online 4 GRAMMY Live shows: 5 Questions With…starring GRAMMY-winning artists such as Jakob Dylan, John Legend and others, GRAMMY Museum Events showing exclusive footage with artists like Rodrigo Y Gabriela to Train, GRAMMY Living Histories which will include episodes with influential music executives such as Al Bell and Ahmet Ertegun, and musicians such as Isaac Hayes, B.B. King and Ike Turner and GRAMMY Highlights, which will  air highlights from the 39th through 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Saturday, Feb. 12

Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception will go from 2:30-7pm and give you a front-row ticket to a private event honoring GRAMMY-winning artist Julie Andrews, legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes, influential punk group the Ramones, country diva Dolly Parton and others as they are presented with their Special Merit Awards.

From 7-9pm, the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons  will boast the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, hosted by The Recording Academy and legendary music industry executive Clive Davis honoring influential music and film executive David Geffen.

As Saturday turns into the much-awaited Sunday, the GRAMMY Live coverage continues.

From 9 p.m.–midnight through  Sunday, Feb. 13, midnight–12:30 p.m. you can view online 4 GRAMMY Live shows: 5 Questions With…featuring current GRAMMY nominees Alex Da Kid, Florence & The Machine, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe and others GRAMMY Museum Events including interviews and performances with Jonny Lang, John Mellencamp, Robert Randolph and Mavis Staples, GRAMMY Living Histories airing episodes with influential music executives such as Clive Davis and music legends Gladys Knight and Brian Wilson and GRAMMY Highlights which will show highlights from the 47th through 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Finally!

Sunday, Feb. 13

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet kicks off at 12:30pm and goes till 5pm, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles where you will see, up close and personal, the beauty and talent on the red carpet.

From 1-3:15pm, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony will be co-hosted by current GRAMMY nominees Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding, announcing the 98 categories live as they happen and will feature blues musician Buddy Guy, singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper, contemporary blues artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples and others.

Then from 5-8:30pm, you can watch the 53rd Annual GRAMMY’s on CBS AND online at http://www.grammy.com/live for your personal dual-screen experience as GRAMMY Live cameras give you a view of behind-the-scenes set changes, a view of winners right after they’ve won their awards and  a peek at live interviews in the GRAMMY TV/Radio room.

A drum roll for the final GRAMMY Live event…the GRAMMY Celebration!

From 8:30pm to 10pm, don’t miss the after-party atmosphere as the celebs and music stars mingle, meet and greet.

Have a great GRAMMY Live weekend!

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