The 64th annual Grammy Awards has been long-awaited, as the show was originally scheduled to take place on January 31, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. However, due to the surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Recording Academy announced on January 18 that they would be postponing and rescheduling the ceremony to Sunday, April 3. (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.(Last year’s ceremony was also postponed and rescheduled, from January to March, as COVID-19 cases spiked in Los Angeles.)
Usually held in either Los Angeles or New York City, this year’s Grammy Awards will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The MGM Grand Garden Arena has previously hosted six Latin Grammy Award shows, including 2021’s Latin Grammys.
There has been lots of buzz surrounding this year’s nominations. The General Field, commonly known as the “Big Four” categories, consists of Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. For 2022, the number of nominees was expanded from eight artists to ten. The artist leading with the most nominations this year is musician Jon Batiste with 11 nods, with Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber following closely behind, with eight nominations each. (Check out the full list of nominees here.)
A handful of artists could make history with their potential wins at this year’s ceremony: according to CNN, if global superstars BTS take home the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance prize, they would become the first K-Pop act to win a Grammy; if Olivia Rodrigo takes home all Big Four awards, she would become the second-youngest artist to do so, following in Billie Eilish’s footsteps; and if singer-songwriter Jon Batiste wins all 11 Grammys he’s nominated for tonight, he’ll surpass both Michael Jackson and Santana who have tied as the artists to win the most Grammys in one year — the number to beat is eight.
The 64th Grammy Awards will begin live at 8 P.M. ET. Below, learn all the info you need about this year’s show, and find out how to watch the 2022 Grammys.
Who is hosting and presenting at the 2022 Grammys?
Comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who hosted the 2021 Grammy Awards, will return to host this year’s show. Sharing the stage alongside him to present the night’s awards is a list of some of the biggest names in Hollywood, from music icons to popular entertainers.
Among those presenting at the main ceremony are Anthony Mackie, Avril Lavigne, Billy Porter, Dua Lipa, Jared Leto, Joni Mitchell, Keith Urban, Lenny Kravitz, Ludacris, Megan Thee Stallion, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Questlove.
Who is performing at the 2022 Grammys?
Silk Sonic, the chart-topping funk duo comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, will open the show with a bang. The full list of performers taking the Grammys stage this Sunday are as follows: BTS, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlile, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Nas, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and J Balvin with Maria Becerra.
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler will also perform in a special In Memoriam tribute to honor the late legendary composer Stephen Sondheim.
Kanye West, who legally changed his name to Ye in 2021, has allegedly been barred from performing at this year’s show. Ye was pulled from the performance line-up by Grammys organizers due to the rapper’s “concerning online behavior” — Ye has shared multiple Instagram posts targeted at Kim Kardashian, her boyfriend Pete Davidson, and Trevor Noah, the 2022 Grammys host, over the past few weeks, which led to his 24-hour ban from the platform back in March.
How can I watch the 2022 Grammys?
Watch on CBS
If you have a cable package, all you have to do is tune in to your local CBS channel. The show is scheduled to air live at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Stream Online Through a Cable Provider
You’ll also be able to stream the live show online through CBS, from CBS.com using your cable provider login.
Stream on Paramount+
The official streamer for the Grammys is streaming service Paramount+. After the show’s initial broadcast, it’ll be available On Demand.
Watch Via Other Subscription Services
There are lots of streaming subscription service options for you to choose from. If your free trials have expired, you can watch via Hulu+ with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, or fuboTV — all of these streaming services will allow you to stream the Grammys 2022 live.
Watch the Premiere Ceremony
There are a total of 86 nomination categories for the Grammy Awards. Due to this sheer number of categories, all of the award presentations are unable to fit into the main ceremony — even with a three-and-a-half-hour runtime. At the Premiere Ceremony, hosted by Grammy-winning actor and television host LeVar Burton, the majority of this year’s Grammy Awards will be given out. 70+ Grammys will be awarded to some of the top names in classical music, jazz, R&B, global music, and more.
The Grammys’ Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, and will be livestreamed on live.grammy.com and the Grammys’ official YouTube page.
Watch the Red Carpet
Everyone knows the show really starts on the red carpet. Keep up with the style and glam moments of your favorite artists by watching the Grammys 2022 red carpet programming before the show.
E!’s red carpet programming starts way earlier in the night, at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. But the network’s Live From E!: Grammys show, where host Laverne Cox will be reporting live from the red carpet, begins at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT and can be streamed via the E! News app or their official Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Red carpet arrivals will be streamed on Grammy.com at 6:30 p.m. ET. / 3:30 p.m. PT.
CBS will air their own red carpet coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
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