CBS and the Recording Academy announced the key dates leading up to the upcoming Grammy Awards in February, along with the dates of the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, with the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards set for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti commented in the announcement: “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.”
Nominations for the 61st Annual 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. The special airs Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 (8-11:30 p.m., live ET/5-8:30 p.m., 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