64th GRAMMY Awards: Everything You Need To Know About First Round GRAMMY Voting
First Round GRAMMY Voting determines the nominees for the annual GRAMMY Awards. As Recording Academy Voting Members get ready to cast their votes, we’ve put together the below guide to educate our voters, members, and the larger music community on recent updates and details on our voting process before First Round voting opens on Friday, Oct. 22.
- First Round Voting: Friday, Oct. 22 —Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
- 64th GRAMMY Awards Nominations Announcement: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021
- Final Round Voting: Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 — Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022
- 64th GRAMMY Awards Telecast: Monday, Jan. 31, 2022
THE GRAMMY BALLOT, UPGRADED
We’ve made several improvements to the GRAMMY Voting Ballot. This year’s customized ballot delivers a personalized experience with greater flexibility and search functionality. Before voting opens, watch our tutorial video below explaining this year’s changes.
For additional reference, here is an overview of this year’s ballot changes:
- 10-3 Ballot: In addition to the General Field, all voters can now select up to 10 categories across up to three fields to cast their votes on the member ballot.
- Personalization: Ballots will only display the fields and categories in which the Voting Members are voting. They will only see what's relevant to them.
- Search: Voting Members can simply enter the name of an artist or recording in the search field to determine the categories where an artist or recording/work appears on the ballot.
- Flexibility: If Voting Members would like to change the fields and categories in which they are voting, they can modify their ballot at any time. Nothing is locked until their ballot is submitted.
LISTEN TO ENTERED RECORDINGS
As they cast their votes, Voting Members will have the ability to stream nominated recordings on select streaming services.
We encourage all Voting Members to take additional time and give another thoughtful listen to all of the nominated recordings in the categories in which they are voting.
VOTING AS A PEER
The power of the GRAMMY lies in its peer voting system. Each individual creator votes only in the fields and categories in which they are truly a peer within the genre. This makes the GRAMMY music's only award that is a clear reflection of each community's collective voice.
There are many talented creators across the music industry. Informed voting, and most importantly voting as a peer, ensures we distinguish, honor and celebrate excellence throughout our diverse industry.
Honorable participation in this process upholds the integrity of the GRAMMY Awards and allows each deserving creator to receive the proper recognition.
VOTING AND SOLICITATION GUIDELINES
It is imperative that our Voting Members participate in the GRAMMY Awards process in a fair and ethical manner and only make choices based on artistic and technical merits of the recordings. Before voting, make sure to read the Voting and Solicitation Guidelines and Voter Code of Conduct .
Want to learn more about the year-round GRAMMY Awards process? Visit the Recording Academy’s Awards Journey.