Grammy Awards 2022: when, where, time, host and how to see the ceremony

After the drama at the Oscars last Sunday, the Grammy Awards have a big show to fill.

It’s a rare year that the Recording Academy’s marquee ceremony honoring the best in music follows the globally televised Academy Awards, which honor cinematic achievement. It’s even rarer for the Oscars to dominate the headlines during the days leading up to the Grammys because a winner slapped a presenter during the live ceremony.

The feud still brewing between Will Smith and Chris Rock aside, the 64th Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday. Here is everything you need to know.

What time is the show? What channel?

The Grammys will take place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live at 5 pm Pacific on CBS. The ceremony will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

The show was previously scheduled for January 31 in Los Angeles, but was postponed and later moved to Las Vegas due to concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19. That’s why it will also take place after this year’s Oscars,

Who is the host?

Trevor Noah hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards outside Staples Centers last year and will return to host the 2022 Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday.

(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is returning to host the ceremony for the second year in a row and has yet to comment on how the concert might be different.

Noah has been pretty quiet on social media in the run-up to the Grammys, and his late-night show has been off the air all week since the slap was heard around the world. But the comedian resurfaced Wednesday on Twitter. to razz CBS for destroying his song.

Noah has been pretty quiet on social media in the run-up to the Grammys, and his late-night show has been off the air all week since the slap was heard around the world. But the comedian reappeared Wednesday on Twitter sweep CBS by sweeping their song.

But aren’t there two ceremonies?

In fact, there are. There are dozens of Grammy categories (86 this year, not including special awards) and there simply isn’t enough time to pack them all into a roughly three-hour broadcast.

So the main show, which includes the four overall categories of album, record and song of the year and best new artist, focuses on putting together unlikely performance pairings and a few other awards and speeches scattered throughout.

Most Grammy Awards are presented during a pre-show known as the Academy Opening Ceremony. That show acknowledges everything from global music to the spoken word to the children’s album, and takes place a few hours before the televised show.

Grammy winner and current nominee LeVar Burton will host the Opening Ceremony at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom. Madison Cunningham, Falu, Nnenna Freelon, Kalani Pe’a, John Popper and the Isaacs will open the show. Others scheduled to perform include current nominees Jimmie Allen, Ledisi, Mon Laferte, Allison Russell and Curtis Stewart.

That ceremony will be broadcast live Sunday from Las Vegas at 12:30 pm Pacific on the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel and live on

Who is nominated?

Three images of the Grammy nominees.

Olivia Rodrigo, left, Lady Gaga and Jon Batiste are all nominated for this year’s Grammys.

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times; Devin Oktar Yalkin / For The Times)

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste leads the field with 11 nominations, and other acts with multiple nominations include Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER (each with eight) and Billie Eilish and Olivia. Rodrigo (each with seven).

These are the nominees in the four main categories:

Record of the year

  • “I still have faith in you” – ABBA
  • “Freedom” – Jon Batiste
  • “You Amuse Me” – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • “Peaches” — Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar and Giveon
  • “Just in Time” – Brandi Carlile
  • “Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat featuring SZA
  • “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
  • “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — Lil Nas X
  • “Driver’s license” — Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Leave the Door Open” – Silk Sonic

Album of the year

  • “We Are” – Jon Batiste
  • “Love for Sale” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)” – Justin Bieber
  • “Planet Ella (Deluxe)” — Doja Cat
  • “Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish
  • “Behind My Mind” – SHE
  • “Montero” — Lil Nas X
  • “Sour” – Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Always More” – Taylor Swift
  • “Donda” – Kanye West

Song of the Year

  • “Bad habits”
  • “A beautiful noise”
  • “Driver’s license”
  • “Fight for you”
  • “Happier than ever”
  • “Kiss Me more”
  • “Let the door open”
  • “Montero (Call me by your name)”
  • “peaches”
  • “Just in time”

New Artist

  • arooj aftab
  • Jimmy Allen
  • baby keem
  • finneas
  • glass animals
  • japanese breakfast
  • The boy Laroi
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Mountain range

Here is the full list of nominees

What is the difference between album, record and song of the year?

An excellent question, if we do say so ourselves. Record of the Year goes to the performer and recognizes the artists, producers and engineers who contribute to that recording. The album of the year award is given to a complete album. And Song of the Year is awarded to the songwriter(s) and does not include the performer, unless they also co-wrote the song.

Who is performing and presenting?

A group of men standing in front of a blue wall.

Korean pop band BTS will perform at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press)

Not Kanye West. And probably not the Foo Fighters.

Ye, a 22-time Grammy winner, said in March that he was removed from the performance list due to his “concerning online behavior,” stemming from what he wrote about his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, and even Grammy host Noah. Rapper “Donda” is nominated for album of the year, melodic rap performance, rap album, and rap song. It is unclear if he will attend either ceremony.

Meanwhile, the rock band Foo Fighters, which was scheduled to perform at the Grammys, has canceled all upcoming concert dates following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins, last week.

The Recording Academy chose this year’s top nominee, Batiste, Brothers Osbourne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Eilish, HER, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, John Legend, Nas, Silk Sonic , Chris Stapleton, Rodrigo and Carrie Underwood will perform.

The late musical theater icon Stephen Sondheim will be honored during the tribute song “In memoriam” performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler.

Other acts including Maverick City Music, Aymée Nuviola and Billy Strings will perform “in special segments showcasing Las Vegas and highlighting genres not historically represented on the Grammy Awards telecast,” the academy said.

On Friday, the academy said the show’s hosts will include rapper Megan Thee Stallion, the recent Academy Award winner Questlove, whose Oscar was presented right after the slap, and Joni Mitchell, who has kept a relatively low profile. since he suffered an aneurysm.

Other presenters include past Grammy winners Lenny Kravitz, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Billy Porter, Bonnie Raitt and Keith Urban; former Grammy nominees Kelsea Ballerini and Avril Lavigne; actors and musicians Jared Leto and Michaela Jaé Rodríguez; and actor Anthony Mackie.

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