Grammys 2021 are today: Start time, nominees and how to watch the livestream
How to watch the Grammys 2021 hosted by Trevor Noah without cable.
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The 63rd Grammy Awards airs tonight at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBS. Though it's a live broadcast from the large Los Angeles Convention Center and other nearby locations, the Recording Academy has teased a more intimate Grammys, which is a surprise -- aside from members of the media, there won't actually be anyone watching in person. Without an audience, who will watch the performances (which were recently announced) and cheer on all the winners?
Like the Golden Globes, most Grammy Award nominees will appear virtually. Hopefully, unlike the Globes, there won't be any accidentally muted audio -- after all, sound is a key component for a music awards show.
Along with the pandemic-related tweaks, expect as much controversy as ever to surround the show. Two words: The Weeknd. After Hours, aka the album with Blinding Lights, aka the song of 2020 that sounded more like the song of 1985, saw the Canadian singer without a single Grammy nomination. At least Beyoncé continued her trend of nabbing loads of nominations (let's hope she actually takes home some awards -- it's still too soon to talk about 2017). Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa and cottagecore enthusiast
are also up for a host of awards.
Keen to tune in? Here's all the information you'll need for how to watch Grammys 2021.
When do the Grammy Awards start?
The Grammys had a January spot this year but vacated it for a mid-March show because of the coronavirus pandemic. It'll air on CBS from the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.
US: Sunday, March 14, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.
UK: Monday, March 15, at 1 a.m. GMT.
Australia: Monday, March 15, at 11 a.m. AEDT.
The premiere ceremony kicked off before the main event, with awards like best pop duo/group performance already announced. Check out all the early winners here and re-watch the livestream on the Grammys site or Facebook page.
For the first time, Daily Show host Trevor Noah will take on the (slightly different) emcee gig.
Who are the nominees?
Beyoncé is up for a whopping nine awards despite not having an album out for the year. She's nominated for 2020 song Black Parade, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. BTS scored their first ever Grammy nod with the song Dynamite, up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Harry Styles is in the mix for the first time too (no, One Direction were never nominated), with Fine Line up for Best Pop Vocal Album and Watermelon Sugar up for Best Pop Solo Performance. As for Taylor Swift? Not only is Folklore up for Album of the Year, but, um, Beautiful Ghosts is up for Best Song Written for Visual Media. As in, the song she wrote and performed for Cats. No regrets.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see all the nominees. (Here's the full list on the Grammys site.)
What a lineup! Taylor Swift, BTS, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny Harry Styles, Haim and more will perform at the show. For the full list, head to the Grammys site.
Is there a red carpet?
The Grammys pre-show and red carpet coverage starts at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET. You can watch on the Grammys website or its Facebook page.
Black Parade by Beyoncé Colors by Black Pumas Rockstar by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch Say So by Doja Cat Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish Don't Start Now by Dua Lipa Circles by Post Malone Savage by Megan Thee Stallion
Album of the Year
Chilombo by Jhené Aiko Black Pumas by Black Pumas Everyday Life by Coldplay Djesse Vol. 3 by Jacob Collier Women in Music Pt. III by Haim Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa Hollywood's Bleeding by Post Malone Folklore by Taylor Swift
Song of the Year
Black Parade by Beyoncé The Box by Roddy Ricch Cardigan by Taylor Swift Circles by Post Malone Don't Start Now by Dua Lipa Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish I Can't Breathe by H.E.R. If the World Was Ending by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels
Best New Artist
Ingrid Andress Phoebe Bridgers Chika Noah Cyrus D Smoke Doja Cat Kaytranada Megan Thee Stallion
Best Pop Solo Performance
Yummy by Justin Bieber Say So by Doja Cat Everything I Wanted by Billie Eilish Don't Start Now by Dua Lipa Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles Cardigan by Taylor Swift
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Un Dia (One Day) by J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy Intentions by Justin Bieber featuring Quavo Dynamite by BTS Rain on Me by Lady Gaga featuring Ariana Grande Exile by Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver
Best Pop Vocal Album
Changes, Justin Bieber Chromatica, Lady Gaga Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa Fine Line, Harry Styles Folklore, Taylor Swift
Best Rock Performance
Shameika, Fiona Apple Not, Big Thief Kyoto, Phoebe Bridgers The Steps, Haim Stay High, Brittany Howard Daylight, Grace Potter
Best Rock Album
A Hero's Death, Fontaines D.C. Kiwanuka, Michael Kiwanuka Daylight, Grace Potter Sound & Fury, Sturgill Simpson The New Abnormal, The Strokes
Best Alternative Music Album
Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple Hyperspace, Beck Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers Jamie, Brittany Howard The Slow Rush, Tame Impala
Best R&B Performance
Lightning & Thunder, Jhené Aiko featuring John Legend Black Parade, Beyoncé All I Need, Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia and Ty Dolla Sign Goat Head, Brittany Howard See Me, Emily King
Best R&B Song
Better Than I Imagine, Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello Black Parade, Beyoncé Collide, Tiana Major9 and Earthgang Do It, Chloe x Halle Slow Down, Skip Marley and H.E.R.
Best Progressive R&B Album
Chilombo, Jhené Aiko Ungodly Hour, Chloe x Halle Free Nationals, Free Nationals Fuck Yo Feelings, Robert Glasper It Is What It Is, Thundercat
Best Rap Performance
Deep Reverence, Big Sean featuring Nipsey Hussle Bop, DaBaby What's Poppin, Jack Harlow The Bigger Picture, Lil Baby Savage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé Dior, Pop Smoke
Best Melodic Rap Performance
Rockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch Laugh Now, Cry Later, Drake featuring Lil Durk Lockdown, Anderson .Paak The Box, Roddy Ricch Highest in the Room, Travis Scott
Best Rap Song
The Bigger Picture, Lil Baby The Box, Roddy Ricch Laugh Now, Cry Later, Drake featuring Lil Durk Rockstar, DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch Savage, Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
Best Rap Album
Black Habits, D Smoke Alfredo, Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist A Written Testimony, Jay Electronica King's Disease, Nas The Allegory, Royce Da 5'9"
Best Country Solo Performance
Stick That in Your Country Song, Eric Church Who You Thought I Was, Brandy Clark When My Amy Prays, Vince Gill Black Like Me, Mickey Guyton Bluebird, Miranda Lambert
Best Country Song
Bluebird, Miranda Lambert The Bones, Maren Morris Crowded Table, The Highwomen More Hearts Than Mine, Ingrid Andress Some People Do, Old Dominion
Best Country Album
Lady Like, Ingrid Andress Your Life Is a Record, Brandy Clark Wildcard, Miranda Lambert Nightfall, Little Big Town Never Will, Ashley McBryde
Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny Por Primera Vez, Camilo Mesa Para Dos, Kany García Pausa, Ricky Martin 3:33, Debi Nova
Best American Roots Performance
Colors, Black Pumas Deep in Love, Bonny Light Horseman Short and Sweet, Brittany Howard I'll Be Gone, Norah Jones and Mavis Staples I Remember Everything, John Prine
Best Global Music Album
Fu Chronicles, Antibalas Twice as Tall, Burna Boy Agora, Bebel Gilberto Love Letters, Anoushka Shankar Amadjar, Tinariwen
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff Dan Auerbach Dave Cobb Flying Lotus Andrew Watt
Best Music Film
Beastie Boys Story, Beastie Boys Black Is King, Beyoncé We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, Freestyle Love Supreme Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Linda Ronstadt That Little Ol' Band From Texas, ZZ Top