The eligibility year for next year's Grammy Awards is Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012. Grammy nominations will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast from Staples Center garnered 39.9 million viewers this year, the largest Grammy audience since 1984 and the second largest in history, according to The Recording Academy.
The Grammys are produced by The Recording Academy, which was established in 1957. The Recording Academy is composed of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals.