Did you happen to see the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" show, hear the list of 2014 Grammy nominees, and say to yourself, "I'd love to be in Los Angeles for the actual Grammys ceremony this year"? Well, if you did, you can. Hilton Worldwide, which can be accessed via the Hilton Hotels & Resorts Facebook page, is sponsoring a sweepstakes for two lucky people to win tickets to the Jan. 26 show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
But time is running out to get your entry in. The sweepstakes -- officially titled "We'll Take You There" -- actually began on Oct. 28. But in order for you to meet the deadline, your entry has to be in before 11:59 p.m. (that's Eastern Standard Time, so those in other time zones take note) on Monday, Dec. 9.
Hilton Worldwide pulled out all the stops to make the free trip worth one's while. Not only will you be booked into the luxurious Beverly Hilton, a hotel commonly used by celebrities, for three nights, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles is included, as is ground transportation during your stay. In addition to the two tickets to the live Grammy ceremony at the Staples Center, the fortunate winners will also receive admission to the Hilton pre-Grammy Brunch as well as two tickets to the Official Grammy Celebration After Party. The estimated value of the getaway package is $4,000.
If you are a music lover, it is definitely a trip of a lifetime. And even if you're not a music fan, who could pass up a free trip to Los Angeles in January with a chance to see and meet some of the music industries greatest entertainers? And who knows? You might even score a few autographs and get a photo opportunity or two with an artist you have always wanted to meet.
The Recording Academy (a.k.a. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) announced the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Dec. 6 and has become traditional in the past few years, held a nominations concert on live television to announce and celebrate the current nominees. For the 56th rendition of the vaunted awards show, rapper Jay-Z led with the most nominations with nine, including Best Rap Album (Magna Carta... Holy Grail), Best Rap Performance, and two nods for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Following Jay-Z with the next highest number of nominations was Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Kendrick Lamar. Drake and Bob Ludwig received five each.
Album of the Year nominations went out to Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Taylor Swift.
The "We'll Take You There" sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States and Canada. There is no purchase required to submit an entry. You just have to be 21 years of age or older to enter. (Full rules and regulations regarding the sweepstakes can be found on the Hilton site.) Only one person per email account is allowed.
So what's keeping you from entering? Time's a-wastin'. Anybody can watch the 56th Annual Grammy Awards from home. Only two will get a free trip to the show and a three-night stay at the Beverly Hilton on the Hilton Worldwide tab. It might as well be you and that lucky person you'll take with you. Right?