How to watch The Grammys online: stream the award show celebrating the biggest night in music from anywhere in the world

Initially slated for Jan. 31, the 63rd annual award show will air Sunday, March 14 on CBS. Here's how to watch.

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As an upshot of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Grammys is posed to be more intimate than previous broadcasts of the early aughts and twenty-tens. 

Hosted by "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, the quarantine-friendly event will be televised on Sunday, Mar. 14, at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, and 1:00 a.m. UK/GMT. The logistics, not surprisingly, will make The Grammys look a bit different this year. The event will be held at outdoor sets through the Los Angeles Convention Center instead of the Staples Center stage, the default venue. Nonetheless, audiences can expect to enjoy exciting performances from legacy and budding artists, along with early award presentations and arrivals. 

HOW TO WATCH THE GRAMMYS FREE IN THE US

  • Those living in the US can tune into CBS with regular TV. If, however, you don't have regular TV, the show will stream through Paramount+, a subscription video-on-demand streaming service.
  • It's also possible to access the show if you have a TV package through services, like YouTube TV and Hulu live TV.
  • You can view early award presentations on grammy.com starting at 3 p.m. ET, 12 p.m. PT, and 8 p.m. UK/GMT.

The Recording Academy is unveiling what it calls "unprecedented digital access" to Grammy content through Grammy Live, which will stream all day internationally on Sunday, March 14, plus during and after the Grammy Awards broadcast. Grammy Live will provide viewers with behind-the-scenes footage of backstage experiences, pre-show interviews, and post-show highlights. You can follow Grammy Live on Grammy.com and via Facebook Live, the exclusive streaming partner of Grammy Live.

HOW TO WATCH THE GRAMMYS IN THE UK, ONLINE AND ELSEWHERE

Those with subscriptions to Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV, and Plusnet can view red carpet coverage and the award show itself. For non-US dwellers, it's possible to access geo-restrictions through a VPN service, which makes your device think it's in a different location.

Luckily, VPNs are fairly easy to install and use — there are just three simple steps to help you get started.

  • Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions (ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and if you click here you can get 49% off and 3 months free, too.)
  • Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the US. You'll then be in the same region as the streaming source, in the case CBS All Access.
  • With your VPN installed and server location set to the US, you can now view The Grammys fanfare and enjoy a night of musical performances, red carpet interviews, and more.
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NOTEWORTHY NOMINEES

The 63rd Grammys will recognize recordings released between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020. Featured genres are all-encompassing, from Pop, R&B, Rap, Rock, Country, and those with more niche audiences. Current nominees include today's most prominent artists who've evolved into household names, including Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and more. Among the 84 award categories, the most highly-anticipated are Album of The Year, Record of The Year, Song of The Year, and Best New Artist, which honor universal favorites that span genres.

Album Of The Year Nominees

  1. CHILOMBO: the third studio album by American singer Jhené Aiko
  2. BLACK PUMAS (DELUXE EDITION): the self-titled debut album by American band Black Pumas
  3. BLACK PUMAS (DELUXE EDITION): the self-titled debut album by American band Black Pumas
  4. EVERYDAY LIFE: the eighth studio album by UK-based rock band Coldplay
  5. DJESSE VOL.3: the fourth album by English musician Jacob Collier
  6. WOMEN IN MUSIC PT. III: the third studio album by American band Haim
  7. FUTURE NOSTALGIA: the second studio album by English singer Dua Lipa
  8. HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING: the third studio album by American rapper and singer Post Malone
  9. FOLKLORE: the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year Nominees

  1. BLACK PARADE: by Beyoncé
  2. COLORS: by Black Pumas
  3. ROCKSTAR: by DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
  4. SAY SO: by Doja Cat
  5. EVERYTHING I WANTED: by Billie Eilish
  6. DON'T START NOW: by Doja Cat
  7. CIRCLES: by Post Malone
  8. SAVAGE: by Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Song Of The Year Nominees

  1. BLACK PARADE: Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  2. THE BOX: Larrance Dopson, Samuel Gloade, Rodrick Moore, Adarius Moragne, Eric Sloan & Khirye Anthony Tyler, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
  3. CARDIGAN: Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
  4. CIRCLES: Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
  5. DON'T START NOW: Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
  6. EVERYTHING I WANTED: Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  7. I CAN'T BREATHE: Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  8. IF THE WORLD WAS ENDING: Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

Best New Artist Nominees

  1. INGRID ANDRESS  
  2. PHOEBE BRIDGERS  
  3. CHIKA  
  4. NOAH CYRUS 
  5. D SMOKE  
  6. DOJA CAT 
  7. KAYTRANADA  
  8. MEGAN THEE STALLION

WHO'S PERFORMING?

Expect leading performers to grace our screens, including Cardi B, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Miranda Lambert, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and more. 

The Recording Academy will also pay homage to independent venues, from bartenders to box office managers. According to the site, "those who work day-to-day at the Troubadour (Los Angeles), the Hotel Café (Los Angeles), the Apollo Theater (New York City), and the Station Inn (Nashville) will present various categories throughout the night." It's an event you don't want to miss.

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Dominique McIntee
Dominique McIntee

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