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Stage Set For 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards At Madison Square Garden


NEXT. DO WE KEEP THE UNSEASONABLE WARMTH OR DO WE GET THE ARCTIC FREEZER? I WILL LET YOU KNOW. IT IS THE DAY MUSIC FANS AND SOME OF THE HOTTEST PERFORMERS OF THE PAST YEAR HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS. AFTER THE FIRST TIME IN 15- YARD — 15 YEARS, THE SHOW IS BACK IN OUR BACKYARD. REENA ROY IS LIVE WITH MORE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. REPORTER: THE COUNTDOWN HAS OFFICIALLY BE — BEGUN. AS YOU CAN SEE, I AM A COUPLE BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE VENUE. TO THE NYPD HAS BEEN OUT IN FULL FORCE SINCE EARLY THIS MORNING. THEY ARE PUSHING PEOPLE OUT THERE. THEY WILL BE CLEARING THIS STRETCH OF SEVENTH AVENUE AHEAD OF THE BIG SHOW. IT IS THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN MUSIC. THIS TIME AROUND, THE GRAMMY AWARDS IS RETURNING TO OUR CITY IN MORE THAN A DECADE. ♪ [ SINGING ] ♪. ARTISTS WILL BE WALKING THE RED CARPET INCLUDING JAY-Z AND BEYONCI ALONG WITH ELTON JOHN AND MILEY CYRUS. WE CANNOT FORGET THE HOMETOWN CELEBRITIES. I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT PINK AND LADY GAGA. THE STARS HAVE BEEN GEARING UP ALL WEEK. HOST JAMES CORDON REHEARSED AHEAD OF THE BIG SHOW. EXCLUSIVE EVENTS POPPED UP ACROSS THE CITY. YESTERDAY BROOKLYN NATIVE JAY-Z WAS HONORED WITH A GRAMMY SALUTE TO INDUSTRY ICONS. THIS YEAR, HE IS A TOP CONTENDER FOR AWARDS. I AM SUPER HUMBLE AND APPRECIATIVE TO THE ACADEMY AND EVERYBODY HERE TONIGHT. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, SECURITY WILL BE EXTRA TIGHT TONIGHT WITH A FULL COUNTERTERROR OVERLAY IN PLACE TAILORED SPECIFICALLY TO THE WORLD-FAMOUS MENU. PLAIN CLOTHES AND UNIFORMED OFFICERS WILL BE ON DUTY. AND MANY BARRIERS SET UP TO PREVENT TRUCK ATTACKS. THERE ARE ROAD CLOSURES TO KEEP IN MIND. REPORTER: THINGS KICK OFF AT 6:30 P.M. TONIGHT WITH LIVE RED CARPET COVERAGE RIGHT HERE ON CBS. LIVE OUTSIDE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, CBS2 NEWS. AND THE GRAMMYS ARE TONIGHT RIGHT HERE ON CHANNEL 2. PRESHOW COVERAGE STARTS

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