EntertainmentGrammy Nominations Bumped Back This Week Due to George HW Bush Memorial
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The 61st Grammy Awards nominations will now be announced on Friday, Dec. 7, instead of Wednesday, Dec. 5 as previously planned due to memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, it was announced on Monday.
Select categories will be announced live on "CBS This Morning" and on Apple Music at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:45 a.m. ET, the Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via press release, , and the Recording Academy's social media platforms.
The former Republican president and Navy fighter pilot Bush died Friday at age 94. Details of his memorial service were later announced on Saturday night.
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On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, for an 11 a.m. ET memorial service and President Trump has designated that a national day of mourning.
Bush will be laid to rest with his wife Barbara, who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child, on the grounds of the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum in College Station, Texas.
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The 1976 disco song "More, More, More" wasn't eligible for this year's Grammy Awards, but it might as well have been the Recording Academy's theme song when nominations were announced on Friday morning. There were more nominees in the Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories. More Best New Artist contenders. More women in the top categories. And even more high-profile snubs, with longtime Grammy favorites Taylor Swift and Beyoncé passed over in the categories where they once reigned supreme. These are the freshly supersized Grammys, with eight nominees instead of five in the four general categories that are the show's centerpieces.
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