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The 64th GRAMMY Awards: Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show & Nominations
Where and when are the 2022 GRAMMYs happening? When are the nominations announced? Who's performing? Where can you watch the GRAMMYs? You got questions, we got answers! Here's what you need to know about the 64th GRAMMY Awards.
Updated Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Editor's Note: The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The below article was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to reflect the new show date and location.
Can we all take a second to remember how unusual, intimate and quietly magnificent the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show was?
Rolling Stone didn't call it "the best Grammy show ever, by an absurd margin" for nothing. In the wake of a challenging year for the music community, talk about a silver lining.
The critically acclaimed show raises an important question, though: What will the next GRAMMYs look and sound like?
With the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, just around the corner, music fans are hungry to find more about the upcoming event.
Never fear: You've got questions, and GRAMMY.com has the answers. Granted, there are some things we can't reveal just yet—like the 2022 GRAMMYs nominations and confirmed performers. That information will all come in due time.
Until then, here's everything you need to know about the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show. Make sure to bookmark and regularly visit this page as we'll frequently update it with more GRAMMYs news and updates before Music's Biggest Night!
When Are The Nominations For The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show Announced?
Announced Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, nominations for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show are here. View the full list of nominations here.
Where And How Can I Watch The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show Nominations Livestream Event?
The Recording Academy will reveal the nominations for the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show via the second annual virtual livestream event taking place Tuesday, Nov. 23 and available to view on live.grammy.com.
The nominations livestream event will begin at approximately 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET live from the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angele.
Immediately following the nominations livestream, a full nominations list will be made available here on GRAMMY.com and on the Recording Academy's social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Make sure to use the official hashtag #GRAMMYs to join the conversation as it unfolds.
When Is The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show?
Just over two weeks after the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show broadcast, the Recording Academy revealed that the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show will take place Sunday, April 3,at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m. PT.
Where & What Channel Can I Watch The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show?
The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show will be viewable live on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.
Where Will It Be Held?
The 64th GRAMMY Awards show will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Who Is Performing At The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards?
Who Is Hosting The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show?
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah returns to host the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards, his second consecutive year as the host of Music's Biggest Night.
What's New For 2022?
There have been some major changes behind the scenes at the Recording Academy to ensure that the GRAMMY Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable. These changes go into effect immediately for the 64th GRAMMY Awards.
"It's been a year of unprecedented, transformational change for the Recording Academy, and I'm immensely proud to be able to continue our journey of growth with these latest updates to our Awards process," Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. said in April. "This is a new Academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the GRAMMY Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the Awards process."
Here's what's new:
Two new categories have been added.
Two brand-new categories will be introduced at the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show: Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field) and Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field). This brings the total current number of GRAMMY Award categories to 86.
The nominations review committees in general and genre fields have been eliminated.
This year, the Recording Academy eliminated nominations review committees in general and genre fields. This change means that nominations in all of the GRAMMY Awards general and genre fields will now be determined by a majority, peer-to-peer vote of Recording Academy voting members.
Previously, many of the categories within these fields used highly skilled music peers who represented and voted within their genre communities for the final selection of nominees.
With this change, the results of GRAMMY nominations and winners are placed back in the hands of the entire Recording Academy voting membership body, giving further validation to the peer-recognized process.
Voters will now vote in fewer categories.
Starting this year, GRAMMY Award Voters may now vote in 10 specific genre field categories within no more than three fields; this is a reduction from 15 specific genre field categories previously. This significant change ensures music creators are voting in the categories in which they are most knowledgeable and qualified.
The craft categories have been realigned.
Starting in 2021, six existing craft fields will be consolidated into two fields: Presentation Field and Production Field. This change allows the GRAMMY Awards to better reflect the overlapping peer groups within the voter membership body.
In either newly consolidated field, voters would have the ability to choose how many categories they feel qualified to vote in, respecting category vote limits, without being excessively limited by the three-field restriction. This benefits the integrity of the GRAMMY Awards by embracing and utilizing the specializations of the voters, without restricting their choice or contributions due to the field limits imposed by the recent reduction of the number of categories voters may vote in.
Field updates are as follows:
- Package Field, Notes Field and Historical Field renamed and consolidated to Package, Notes & Historical Field
- Production, Non-Classical Field; Production, Immersive Audio Field; and Production, Classical Field renamed and consolidated to Production Field
Updated Rules & Guidelines For The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Show
In other news, the Recording Academy recently released the latest GRAMMY Awards Rules and Guidelines, which reflect new changes to the process for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show. The annual disclosure of the GRAMMY Awards Rules and Guidelines mirrors the Academy's commitment to ensuring its actions are fair and transparent.
Here are some of the new changes:
Album Of The Year Category: Nominee And Recipient Eligibility
Moving forward, all credited artists, including featured artists, songwriters of new material, producers, recording engineers, mixers, and mastering engineers are eligible to be GRAMMY nominees and recipients in the Album Of The Year category.
Previously, the rule stated that all artists, songwriters, producers, recording engineers, mixers, and mastering engineers were required to be credited with at least 33 percent or more of playing time.
Other Notable Changes
The category formerly known as "Best Dance Recording" has been renamed "Best Dance/Electronic Recording." This category is intended for recordings with significant electronic-based instrumentation generally based around a rhythmic dance beat.
In the classical music space, singles that are not part of an album will now be eligible in five Classical categories including Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, and Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
In the Music For Visual Media Field, clearer limits to the number of participants who can be awarded in the Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media category have been updated.
In the Music Film Field, music-related documentaries must now contain a minimum of 51 percent of performance-based material or individual music videos that together create a visual album (if videos are packaged and entered together as one cohesive film). While dramatic feature films and biopics are not eligible, films with fictional elements are eligible.
Elsewhere, a second Technical GRAMMY Award has been added, specifically reserved for a company, organization or institution. This award would be optional, and at the yearly discretion of the Technical GRAMMY Committee. (The Technical GRAMMY is awarded to those individuals who have dramatically pushed boundaries and made groundbreaking, important, outstanding, and influential contributions of technical excellence and innovation to the recording field throughout their lifetime.)
Looking further ahead to the 65th GRAMMY Awards in 2023, an album must contain greater than 75 percent playing time of newly recorded (within five years of the release date), previously unreleased recordings to be eligible for GRAMMY Award consideration.* The current eligibility rule is 50 percent. (Note: Best Compilation Soundtrack, Best Historical Album, Best Immersive Audio Album, Best Recording Package, Best Special Package, and Best Album Notes accept albums of recordings that are not newly recorded.)
*Note: The updated album eligibility rule goes into effect for the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards taking place in 2023.
Read the full list of rule amendments for more detailed information on what changes have been made in the rules and regulations going into effect at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show.
Inclusion Rider For The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Show
On Aug. 4, the Recording Academy announced that the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show will be produced with an Inclusion Rider, a contract addendum designed to be a powerful tool to ensure equity and inclusion at every level of the event's production.
This momentous development makes the GRAMMY Awards the first major music awards show to publicly commit to using an inclusion rider.
The Inclusion Rider is part of the larger #ChangeMusic initiative and is being created in partnership with Color Of Change, as well as co-authors Kalpana Kotagal (partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll), Fanshen Cox (head of strategic outreach, Pearl Street Films), and key contributors Valeisha Butterfield Jones (Co-President, Recording Academy) and Ryan Butler (founding director, Warner Music | Blavatnik Center for Music Business at Howard University).
Learn more about the new Inclusion Rider, a milestone in the Recording Academy's ongoing effort to be more diverse and inclusive than ever before.
Who Votes For The GRAMMYs?
As the only peer-recognized music award, the GRAMMY is the music industry's highest honor. This means GRAMMY nominations and winners are determined by the Recording Academy's voting membership, which is composed of music creators, including artists, producers, songwriters, and engineers.
How Do You Vote For The GRAMMYs?
First Round GRAMMY Voting, which opened Friday, Oct. 22, and runs through Friday, Nov. 5, determines the nominees for the annual GRAMMY Awards. This year, Recording Academy Voting Members will experience recent updates and several improvements in the GRAMMY Awards voting process, including an updated, customized GRAMMY ballot that delivers a personalized experience with greater flexibility and search functionality. Learn more about First Round GRAMMY Voting for the 64th GRAMMY Awards in our helpful guide and video below.
What Releases Are Eligible For The GRAMMYs?
The Product Eligibility Period for the 64th GRAMMY Awards is Sept. 1, 2020—Sept. 30, 2021.
Key Voting Dates
- Sept. 1, 2020—Sept. 30, 2021: Product Eligibility Period
- July 6—Aug. 24, 2021: Media Registration (Register HERE)
- July 13—July 29, 2021: First Round Online Entry Process Access Period
- Aug. 17—Aug. 31, 2021: Final Round Online Entry Process Access Period
- Oct. 22—Nov. 5, 2021: First Round Voting
- Nov. 23, 2021: Nominations Announcement
- Dec. 6, 2021—Jan. 5, 2022: Final Round Voting
- Jan. 31, 2022: 64th GRAMMY Awards Telecast
Find more at the GRAMMY Awards FAQ page, including key info on the voting process.
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Vicente Fernandez performs at the 2002 Latin GRAMMY Awards
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Vicente Fernández Posthumously Wins GRAMMY For Best Regional Mexican Music Album | 2022 GRAMMYs
The late Mexican legend, who died in December at 81, won the GRAMMY for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) for his 2020 album, 'A Mis 80's'
Nearly four months after his death, Vicente Fernández 's legacy lives on.
The Mexican icon’s album, A Mis 80's, won Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano). The posthumous win marks Fernández 's fourth career GRAMMY.
Aida Cuevas' Antología De La Musica Ranchera, Vol. 2, Mon Laferte's Seis, Natalia Lafourcade's Un Canto Por México, Vol. II and Christian Nodal's <em>Ayayay! (Súper Deluxe)</em> were the other albums nominated in the category.
Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2022 GRAMMYs.
GRAMMY trophies at the 59th GRAMMY Awards in 2017
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The Recording Academy Announces Major Changes For The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Show
Process amendments include the elimination of nominations review committees and the addition of two new GRAMMY Award categories, including Best Global Music Performance and Best Música Urbana Album
Editor's Note: The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, <a href="https://www.grammy.com/news/2022-grammys-awards-64th-new-air-show-date-location-las-vegas-april-3-announcement "https://www.grammy.com/news/2022-grammys-awards-64th-new-air-show-date-location-las-vegas-april-3-announcement"">has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The below article was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to reflect the new show date and location.
The Recording Academy announced today that it has made significant changes to its Awards process that reflect its ongoing commitment to evolve with the musical landscape and to ensure that the GRAMMY Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable. Among the changes are the elimination of Nominations Review Committees, a reduction in the number of categories in which voters may vote, two GRAMMY Award category additions, and more. These updates are a result of extensive discussions and collaboration over the course of the last year among a special subcommittee of Recording Academy members and elected leaders, and were voted on by the Academy's Board of Trustees. These changes go into effect immediately for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show, officially known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards, taking place Sunday, April 3. The eligibility period for the 64th GRAMMY Awards is Sept. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021.
Additional rule amendment proposals will be discussed and voted on at an upcoming Recording Academy meeting and the full rulebook for the 64th GRAMMY Awards will be released in May.
"It's been a year of unprecedented, transformational change for the Recording Academy, and I'm immensely proud to be able to continue our journey of growth with these latest updates to our Awards process," Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said. "This is a new Academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the GRAMMY Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the Awards process."
APPROVED RULE AMENDMENTS INCLUDE:
Voting Process Changes
Elimination Of Nominations Review Committees In General And Genre Fields
- Nominations in all of the GRAMMY Award general and genre fields will now be determined by a majority, peer-to-peer vote of voting members of the Recording Academy. Previously, many of the categories within these fields utilized 15-30 highly skilled music peers who represented and voted within their genre communities for the final selection of nominees. With this change, the results of GRAMMY nominations and winners are placed back in the hands of the entire voting membership body, giving further validation to the peer-recognized process. To further support this amendment, the Academy has confirmed that more than 90 percent of its members will have gone through the requalification process by the end of this year, ensuring that the voting body is actively engaged in music creation. Craft committees remain in place (see below for craft category realignment.)
Reduction In Number Of Categories Voter May Vote
- To ensure music creators are voting in the categories in which they are most knowledgeable and qualified, the number of specific genre field categories in which GRAMMY Award Voters may vote has been reduced from 15 to 10. Additionally, those 10 categories must be within no more than three fields. All voters are permitted to vote in the four General Field categories (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist). Proposed by a special voting Task Force who brought forth the recommendation, this change serves as an additional safeguard against bloc voting and helps to uphold the GRAMMY Award as a celebration of excellence in music, with specific genre field categories being voted on by the most qualified peers.
Craft Category Realignment
To better reflect the overlapping peer groups within the voter membership body, six existing craft fields will be consolidated into two fields: Presentation Field and Production Field. In either newly consolidated field, voters would have the ability to choose how many categories they feel qualified to vote in, respecting category vote limits, without being excessively limited by the three-field restriction. This benefits the integrity of these Awards by embracing and utilizing the specializations of the voters, without restricting their choice or contributions due to the field limits imposed by the recent reduction of the number of categories voters may vote in. Field updates are as follows:
Package Field, Notes Field and Historical Field renamed and consolidated to Presentation Field
Production, Non-Classical Field; Production, Immersive Audio Field; and Production, Classical Field renamed and consolidated to Production Field
New Categories Added
Two new categories have been added, bringing the total number of GRAMMY Award categories to 86:
Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field)
Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field)
"The latest changes to the GRAMMY Awards process are prime examples of the Recording Academy's commitment to authentically represent all music creators and ensure our practices are in lock-step with the ever-changing musical environment," said Ruby Marchand, Chief Industry Officer at the Recording Academy. "As we continue to build a more active and vibrant membership community, we are confident in the expertise of our voting members to recognize excellence in music each year."
"As an Academy, we have reaffirmed our commitment to continue to meet the needs of music creators everywhere, and this year's changes are a timely and positive step forward in the evolution of our voting process," said Bill Freimuth, Chief Awards Officer at the Recording Academy. "We rely on the music community to help us to continue to evolve, and we’re grateful for their collaboration and leadership."
The Recording Academy accepts proposals from members of the music community throughout the year. The Awards & Nominations Committee, comprised of Academy Voting Members of diverse genres and backgrounds, meets annually to review proposals to update Award categories, procedures and eligibility guidelines. The above rule amendments were voted on and passed at a Recording Academy Board of Trustees meeting held on April 30, 2021. For information on the Awards process, visit our GRAMMY Voting Process FAQ page.
The Recording Academy will present the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show on Sunday, April 3, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT. Prior to the telecast, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy's YouTube channel. Additional details about the dates and locations of other official GRAMMY Week events, including the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, <a href="https://www.musicares.org/person-year "https://www.musicares.org/person-year"">MusiCares' Person of the Year, and the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, are available here.
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Announcement: 2022 GRAMMYs Postponed
After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show
The following is a Joint Statement from the Recording Academy and CBS:
“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
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Lady Gaga Pays Homage To Tony Bennett With Heartfelt "Love for Sale” & “Do I Love You" Performance | 2022 GRAMMYs
Dressed to the nines in a seafoam green ball gown, Lady Gaga performed "Love for Sale” and “Do I Love You" — two tracks from her GRAMMY-winning collaboration album with Tony Bennett, 'Love for Sale'
Lady Gaga transformed the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas into her own personal jazz lounge, as she performed Love for Sale highlights "Love for Sale” & “Do I Love You" at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards. It came easy to the pop icon, as she’s no stranger to the Sin City stage (her Lady Gaga Enigma + Jazz & Piano residency at MGM Park Theater began in 2018).
The performance served as a tribute to Gaga’s Love for Sale (and longtime) collaborator Tony Bennett, who announced his retirement last year as the 95-year-old is currently battling Alzheimer’s disease. Though he couldn’t be in attendance, the jazz legend opted to virtually introduce his latest partner-in-music.
First channeling her inner Judy Garland, Gaga performed a glitzy rendition of the album’s title track. The performance then got more somber as the singer paid tribute to Bennett with “Do I Love You," as clips of the pair recording and performing together played onscreen. It was a naturally touching performance, with Gaga getting choked up when looking at the 95-year-old’s hand before hitting her final note.
Gaga was already a winner before she stepped on stage: Love For Sale won awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the Premiere Ceremony earlier in the evening. The album’s single “I Get A Kick Out Of You” also earned nominations for Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video. The album itself also scored nods for Album Of The Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Check out the complete list of winners and nominees at the 2022 GRAMMYs.