66th Annual Grammy Awards

66th Annual Grammy Awards


The Grammy Awards return Sunday night, bringing the music industry’s most popular artists under one roof to honor some of the best work from the past year.

A lot is in store for music’s biggest night, with stars such as SZA and Victoria Monét leading nominations, Billie Eilish, Luke Combs and Travis Scott set to perform, and a revamped award structure that has broadened the Big Four into the Big Six. We’ll also see the return of the Grammy’s linchpin host Trevor Noah — who is up for an award himself.

Here’s what you should know to get ready for the Grammys.

What time do the Grammy Awards start?
The 66th Grammy Awards start at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday. The show will be broadcast live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Where can I watch?
The show will be televised live on CBS and streamed on Paramount Plus.


The Grammy Awards will also run its own live stream at live.grammy.com, which will update throughout the night with highlights from the red carpet, backstage moments, performances and acceptance speeches.

Who is hosting the Grammy Awards?
Noah is set to return as emcee of the Grammys for the fourth consecutive year. Although the former “Daily Show” host told the Associated Press the gig is “easily the most nerve-racking thing that I do,” “I enjoy the Grammys because I get to watch the show in person and then just experience and comment on it in person,” Noah said on an episode of his podcast, “What Now?”

Noah could also win a Grammy himself this year, after earning his second nomination for best comedy album — this time for the Netflix special “I Wish You Would.”

Women dominated the biggest categories. Almost all of the album of the year and record of the year nominees are women, including Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Miley Cyrus.

SZA, who will take the stage on Grammy night, has nine nominations, including for song of the year (“Kill Bill,”) best R&B song (“Snooze”) and album of the year for her sophomore album, “SOS.” Phoebe Bridgers, audio engineer Serban Ghenea and Victoria Monét are tied with seven nods.

Eilish notably got five nods for “What Was I Made For?,” which won best original song at the Golden Globe Awards. And Swift’s earned her record-breaking seventh song of the year nomination for “Anti-Hero.”

Who is presenting awards?
Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Lionel Richie are among the awards show’s lineup of nine presenters.

Samara Joy, a jazz singer who was last year’s best new artist and best jazz vocal album winner, is also set to present, along with music industry veterans Christina Aguilera and Lenny Kravitz.

Mark Ronson, the co-producer for the “Barbie” movie soundtrack; Taylor Tomlinson, host of “After Midnight”; and Maluma, a Latin music artist; will round out the roster of announcers.

What else should I know?
After adding five new award categories last year, the Grammys made some more changes for this ceremony. Three new award categories will be added: for best African music performance, best alternative jazz album and best pop dance recording. Some of the inaugural nominees for the awards include “Water” by Tyla for African music and “Padam Padam” from Kylie Minogue in the pop dance grouping.

Meanwhile two awards — producer of the year and songwriter of the year, both for nonclassical music — have been moved to the general field. This means that any Grammy voter from the Recording Academy can vote on who should win these categories, and transitions the all-important Big Four — album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist — into the Big Six.

The adjustments were made based on feedback from the music community, Recording Academy chief executive Harvey Mason Jr. said in a Grammys interview.