It’s a milestone yr for the 2018 Grammy Awards, the 60th annual rite celebrating the yr’s highest songs, albums, manufacturers, performers, and different sides of the tune business. This yr’s display is especially noteworthy as it options a much more various record of nominees than earlier years. This is in large part due to the proven fact that the Grammys allowed online balloting for the first time, making it imaginable for way more of the more or less 13,000 balloting participants to simply pontificate on nominees.
Who’s the host?
Once once more, James Corden shall be emceeing. Corden, the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden — additionally identified from Carpool Karaoke, and the 2014 film adaptation of Into The Woods, during which he performed the Baker — is returning to host for the 2nd yr in a row. For the earlier 5 years, LL Cool J hosted.
Who’s up for the large awards?
For the largest awards of the evening, we’ve were given the unavoidable summer season hit “Despacito” up for Record of the Year, nevertheless it’ll face stiff pageant from Childish Gambino, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars. The latter 4 are all additionally nominated in the Album of the Year class, together with Lorde. Song of the Year is between “Despacito,” “4:44,” “Issues,” “1-800-273-8255,” and “That’s What I Like.”
The Grammys come with 84 awards, so that you’ll need to take a look at the complete record of nominees right here to see in case your favourite artist or track made it in.
I’m simply right here for the performances. Who’s up?
As at all times, the Grammys characteristic a star-studded set record. This yr, it contains Lady Gaga, Pink, Childish Gambino, Little Big Town, Ben Platt, Bruno Mars and Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid, Kesha with Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and Andra Day, Kendrick Lamar, U2, Elton John and Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Sting, and extra.
When does the birthday celebration get started?
You’ll be ready to catch the 60th Grammy Awards at 7:30PM ET / four:30PM PT on Sunday, January 28th. The display is allegedly set to run for 3 and a part hours, however given how incessantly award displays run additional time, take that with a grain of salt.
The rite will happen at Madison Square Garden in New York City, marking the first time the display has been held out of doors Los Angeles since 2004. While we’re doing trivialities, Grammy fanatics may also observe that the display is a couple of weeks early this yr, so as to steer clear of conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (It used to be additionally moved in 2010 and 2014, for identical Olympic-dodging causes.)
Okay, I’m in. How do I watch?
Since 1973, CBS has broadcast the Grammys. If you’ve were given cable, satellite tv for pc, or a just right out of date TV antenna, you’re already set. Head to your native CBS associate (Channel 2 in each NYC and the LA / Hollywood house).
I’m a fab, cord-cutting individual of the long run. How do I watch online?
So right here’s the dangerous information: in the event you’d like to watch online, the highest manner is with CBS All Access, which is by the way more or less horrible. All Access prices $five.99 a month, however you'll be able to join a loose trial to watch the Grammys in the event you haven’t already wasted yours on, say, Star Trek: Discovery.
I hate CBS All Access. Any different choices?
I don’t blame you. Over-the-top subscription products and services like DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, and Hulu’s reside TV provider all be offering CBS, no less than in some spaces, and if you'll be able to get the community on a kind of products and services the place you reside, you will have to be ready to watch the Grammys reside. (You’ll have to take a look at native listings for explicit over-the-top products and services, and other products and services would possibly or won't have CBS, in accordance with location.)
Most of the ones products and services additionally be offering loose trials, in order that’s an choice, too, however you’ll need to take note to cancel them as soon as the display is completed so that you don’t get charged.
There’s additionally the likelihood that CBS may block the Grammys from airing on over-the-top products and services, like NBC has executed in previous years with the Golden Globes. But for now, there’s no explanation why to suppose it gained’t be to be had.