60th GRAMMY Awards: First-Round Voting Launches
Today, Oct. 16, marked the kick-off of Recording Academy member first-round voting for the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
Following the closing of first-round voting on Oct. 29, nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Nov. 28.
Subsequently, the final-round ballot period will kick off on Dec. 7, closing on Dec. 21. Recipients will then be announced at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, taking place Jan. 28, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The eligibility period for the 60th GRAMMY Awards was Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. For this year's awards process, the Recording Academy received 22,030 submission entries for GRAMMY consideration, up slightly from last year's entry total of 21,719 submissions.
Earlier this year, the Academy announced a transition to online voting, a move that provides the Recording Academy's more than 13,000 voting members greater access and flexibility than ever before.