The prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony is celebrating its return to Los Angeles in 2005 by creating 107 awards.

American music's eagerly anticipated show will be broadcast live from the Staples Center on 13 February (05) and is set to be the most exciting ceremony yet, with new prizes for Hawaiian music, gospel performance, surround sound album and electronic/dance album, the 47th Grammys is consequently expected to last even longer than February's (04) three-and-a-half hour event.

Grammy chief NEIL PORTNOW says, "It will be one of the most electrifying, exciting events in live television".

This year (04) a record 26.4 million viewers watched hip-hop duo Outkast win the album of the year award and R+B diva Beyonce Knowles collect five Grammys.

06/08/2004 16:56