LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) The Recording Academy and CBS have announced the dates for the Grammy Awards, to take place in Los Angeles, for 2020 and 2021.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, and the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.
“Our return to Los Angeles and the debut of the GRAMMY Awards in January for 2020 and 2021 should prove to be exciting for our industry and the music creators we honor,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “The Recording Academy is pleased to call Los Angeles, STAPLES Center, and CBS our partners in celebrating musical excellence, and we look forward to furthering the synergistic and successful relationship we’ve cultivated over the years.”
“Los Angeles loves the GRAMMYs — a celebration of the artists who transform how we think about music, and the behind-the-boards talent that makes their excellence possible,” LA Mayor Eric Carcetti said. “The music industry is integral to L.A.’s economy, and reflects the spirit of the city itself: diverse, imaginative, and always ready to break new ground. We are thrilled to welcome the GRAMMYs back to the creative capital of the world, and look forward to hosting the awards for years to come.”
The Grammys return to the West Coast after a soujourn to New York, where the awards show saw the worst ratings of all 60 events.
This year’s nominees will be announced in all 84 categories Wednesday, Dec. 5. The trademarked “Music’s Biggest Night” airs Feb. 10 on CBS.
Key dates and deadlines for the 61st GRAMMY Awards process and GRAMMY Week events are as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
First Round of Voting Opened
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
First Round of Voting Closes
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
Nominees Announced for 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
Final Round of Voting Opens
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
Final Round of Voting Closes
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
Producers & Engineers Wing® GRAMMY Week Celebration
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Music Educator Award™ Presentation
GRAMMY In The Schools® Live!
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation
MusiCares® Person of the Year
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
GRAMMY Nominees Reception
Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony®
61st Annual GRAMMY Awards