When are the 2021 Grammys and the way to watch on TV, streaming

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The pandemic-delayed 63rd Grammy Awards are coming to tv Sunday night, full with a red-carpet preshow and musical friends performing — in keeping with the Recording Academy — “collectively, whereas nonetheless safely aside.”

The academy’s annual ceremony, which usually occurs on the finish of January or early February and was initially set for Jan. 31 this yr, will honor music launched between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020. Final yr’s present escaped the pandemic, airing Jan. 26, 2020.

Along with honoring performers, the occasion will flip a highlight on the personnel who work at unbiased venues hit arduous by the pandemic, together with the Troubador and Lodge Café in L.A., the Apollo Theater in New York Metropolis and the Station Inn in Nashville. These staff will current greater than half of the night time’s awards, the academy stated.

“This has been a very difficult yr for everybody and the music world specifically. So many people have endured disruptions to our lives and livelihoods, in addition to considerations about our well being and the well being of the individuals near us,” Harvey Mason Jr., interim president and CEO of the Recording Academy, stated within the digital Grammys program for 2021.

The 2021 Grammys shall be broadcast from “in and round” the Los Angeles Conference Middle inside strolling distance of Staples Middle, the occasion’s conventional website. There shall be no in-person friends on the present, which shall be hosted by Trevor Noah of “The Day by day Present.”

Right here’s what viewers can anticipate.

What time is the ceremony? And the place can I watch?

CBS will broadcast the Grammys dwell for 3 and 1/2 hours, beginning at 5 p.m. Pacific. The present may also stream dwell on the brand new Paramount+ streaming service, CBS.com and the CBS app. The latter two are free with a TV supplier sign-in.

Beginning at midday Pacific, CBS will stream the “63rd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony” dwell at Grammy.com. Performers on the academy’s digital preshow embody Burna Boy, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Igor Levit, Lido Pimienta, Poppy and Rufus Wainwright. It’ll additionally characteristic an all-nominee efficiency of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology).”

Individually, “Grammy Stay” will go behind the scenes with backstage experiences, pre-show interviews and post-show highlights, streaming all day Sunday by way of Fb Stay and on Grammy.com.

Additionally forward of the awards, E! will air 4 hours of programming: “E! Countdown to the Crimson Carpet” at 1 p.m. Pacific and “E! Stay From the Crimson Carpet” at 3 p.m. Pacific.

And the nominees are…?

Beyoncé performs onstage holding a microphone

Beyoncé is up for 9 awards.

(Rob Hoffman / Invision for Parkwood Leisure)

Beyoncé leads the sector with 9 nominations, together with tune and report of the yr for “Black Parade”; Taylor Swift is shut behind with six, together with tune of the yr for “Cardigan” and album of the yr for “Folklore.” Tunes carried out by Roddy Ricch, Publish Malone, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and JP Saxe spherical out the nominees for tune of the yr, which honors songwriters.

Finest new artist nominees are Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat, Kaytranada and Megan Thee Stallion.

See the total record of nominees right here.

Who’s performing?

The Grammys are recognized for pairing sudden acts for dwell performances. This yr’s gamers embody Unhealthy Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Child, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Publish Malone, Roddy Ricch and Harry Kinds.

BTS, the mega-popular Korean-pop group, is main a ballot on the Grammys web site that requested who individuals had been most enthusiastic about seeing carry out Sunday. Kinds was second and Eilish was third. BTS additionally carried out Friday on the “Music on a Mission” digital live performance to boost cash for the academy’s MusiCares charity.

Swift may also carry out, together with collaborators Aaron Dessner of the Nationwide and producer-musician Jack Antonoff. The three singer-songwriters, who’ve met in particular person solely as soon as this previous yr regardless of working collectively on two albums, “Folklore” and “Evermore,” are quarantining collectively this week in the identical home, Swift stated.

Will anybody be watching?

At this level, no one has a clue — but when the Golden Globes broadcast bust from two weeks in the past is any indication, it might be one other catastrophe. Perhaps the lure of music performed dwell will save the day? Tune in to search out out.

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