Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Adam Levine and Usher are among the initial artists set for the special. The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, December 2 at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre. CBS will broadcast the two-hour special on Sunday, December 6 from 9-11 PM. Additional performers will be announced shortly. The concert will feature arrangements originally orchestrated for Sinatra by Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, Quincy Jones, and Nelson Riddle, and archival footage of Sinatra’s classic performances will be integrated throughout.
“Frank Sinatra is a voice for all generations. His showmanship and artistry have remained unmatched since he began performing professionally in the 1930s to his last recording 21 years ago,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Today, he continues to gain popularity for his classic sound and signature style. It’s only fitting that we join the global celebration in honor of his 100th birthday.”
Sinatra won nine Grammy Awards, including three for Album Of The Year for Come Dance With Me (1959), September Of My Years (1965), and A Man And His Music (1966). Sinatra also was honored by The Recording Academy with a Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Legend Award. 13 of his recordings were inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
Sinatra 100 — An All-Star Grammy Concert is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Lou Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are writers.