What time do the 2021 Grammy Awards start? What TV channel are they on?
On Sunday, March 14, 2021, the titans of music and the entertainment industry will arrive at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, for “Music’s Biggest Night” of the year at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, which was rescheduled from January due to Covid-19 concerns
A surge in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles in January led the Recording Academy and CBS to reschedule the awards ceremony “after thoughtful conversations with health experts.”
The Grammy nominations were chocked full of surprises this year, including Beyonce leading the nomination count despite not releasing a new album. Major snubs for top-selling artists The Weeknd and Luke Combs also raised eyebrows.
Nominations were influenced by racial unrest, particularly the death of George Floyd, over the past year.
“I think it’s meaningful. I think it’s reflective of what’s gone on in our world,” Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording’s interim president and CEO, told the Associated Press. “Musicians and artists and writers and producers, they write about what’s going on in their lives.
What time are the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards?
The show starts at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 14, 2020.
What TV channel is the Grammy Awards on?
The Grammys will be broadcast on CBS. In the Syracuse area, on WTVH-TV, Channel 5.
You can watch the full awards show, live, on fuboTV (free 7-day trial), Paramount+ (free 1-month trial), AT&T TV and Hulu + Live TV (free 7-day trial). Local channel availability varies with market, so check channel listings before signing up for a service. These apps are available on Amazon Fire, Apple and Android devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox and more.
Cable subscribers can also log in to CBS.com/live-tv using their cable credentials to stream the live broadcast for free.
Who is hosting the Grammys?
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will host the 63rd annual Grammy Awards.
Who is performing?
A huge list of artists will perform at the 2021 Grammys, including:
- Bad Bunny
- Black Pumas
- Cardi B
- Brandi Carlile
- Doja Cat
- Billie Eilish
- Mickey Guyton
- Brittany Howard
- Miranda Lambert
- Lil Baby
- Dua Lipa
- Chris Martin
- John Mayer
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Maren Morris
- Post Malone
- Roddy Ricch
- Harry Styles
- Taylor Swift
Who is presenting?
The traditional slate of celebrity presenters is being replaced with a list that honors independent venues affected financially by the pandemic. Employees of New York’s Apollo Theater, Nashville’s Station Inn and the Troubadour and the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles will present the awards at the 63rd Grammy’s.
Who is nominated?
Beyoncé is the leading contender with nine nominations at this year’s show. She picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
A winner of 24 Grammys, Beyoncé becomes the second-most nominated act in the history of the awards show with 79 nominations. She is tied with Paul McCartney, who earned a nomination this year for best boxed or special limited edition package.
Six nominations each went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch, who followed Beyoncé as the second-most nominated acts.
Another album of the year nominees include Syracuse native Post Malone’s multi-hit “Hollywood’s Bleeding”; Coldplay’s “Everyday Life,” which featured world music sounds and politically-charged lyrics; HAIM’s sophomore release “Women In Music Pt. III”; Jhené Aiko’s atmospheric R&B project “Chilombo”; English musician Jacob Collier’s multi-genre release “Djesse Vol. 3”; and the deluxe edition of Black Pumas’ self-titled debut album.
Grammy nominees are submitted to the Recording Academy by members and record companies and screened by more than 350 experts for eligibility in the awards show’s 84 categories. Members then vote on a first-round ballot to determine nominees, then vote on a final ballot to determine the winners.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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