CBS and the Recording Academy Announce Dates For the 2020 and 2021 GRAMMY Awards

CBS and the Recording Academy Announce Dates For the 2020 and 2021 GRAMMY Awards

The Recording Academy™ and CBS announced today the dates for Music's Biggest Night® in 2020 and 2021. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® will air on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, and the 63rd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS will air on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY® is voted on by the Recording Academy's membership body of music MAKERS who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers, and will honor recordings released within the eligibility year.

"Our return to Los Angeles and the debut of the GRAMMY AWARDS in January for 2020 and 2021 should prove to be exciting for our industry and the music creators we honor," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "The Recording Academy is pleased to call Los Angeles, STAPLES Center, and CBS our partners in celebrating musical excellence, and we look forward to furthering the synergistic and successful relationship we've cultivated over the years."

"Los Angeles loves THE GRAMMYS - a celebration of the artists who transform how we think about music, and the behind-the-boards talent that makes their excellence possible. The music industry is integral to L.A.'s economy, and reflects the spirit of the city itself: diverse, imaginative, and always ready to break new ground. We are thrilled to welcome THE GRAMMYS back to the creative capital of the world, and look forward to hosting the awards for years to come." - Mayor Eric Garcetti

Nominations for the 61st GRAMMY AWARDS will be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, Dec. 5 and will honor the best in recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. Music's Biggest Night airs Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Key dates and deadlines for the 61st GRAMMY AWARDS process and GRAMMY Week events are as follows:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

First Round of Voting Opened

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

First Round of Voting Closes

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

Nominees Announced for 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Final Round of Voting Opens

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Final Round of Voting Closes

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Producers & Engineers Wing® GRAMMY Week Celebration

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Music Educator Award™ Presentation

GRAMMY In The Schools® Live!

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation

MusiCares® Person of the Year

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

GRAMMY Nominees Reception

Clive Davis' and the Recording Academy's Pre-GRAMMY Gala

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony®

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMY Celebration®


The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards-music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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