How to Watch the 2022 Grammys

How to Watch the 2022 Grammys

Tune in for Music’s Biggest Night

April 2, 2022

Billie Eilish and Finneas

Billie Eilish and Finneas, March 2021 (Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

After last year’s efforts for a COVID-19-safe ceremony, the Grammys return for another round this weekend. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards had originally been set for Los Angeles at the end of January, but the Omicron surge resulted in a postponement and a change of venue to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

The main event begins Sunday (April 3) at 8 p.m. Eastern on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+, which offers a week-long free trial. Below, learn how to watch the 2022 Grammys from the comfort of home. (Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)

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How to Watch the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony®

The Premiere Ceremony begins early in the afternoon to accommodate the many Grammy winners who aren’t recognized during the televised broadcast. It streams on and on the Recording Academy / Grammys YouTube channel. LeVar Burton hosts this part of the show, which begins at 3:30 p.m. Eastern with a performance featuring Madison Cunningham, Falu, Nnenna Freelon, Kalani Pe’a, Blues Traveler’s John Popper, and the Isaacs.

The Premiere Ceremony covers the majority of the awards distributed each year. Jimmy Jam, Arlo Parks, Jimmie Allen, Sylvan Esso, Pierce Freelon, and Nate Bargatze will present the awards. Allen is also set to perform, along with other appearances from Ledisi, Allison Russell, Mon Laferte, and Curtis Stewart.

How to Watch the Grammys Red Carpet

With more relaxed pandemic restrictions, the Grammys red carpet stands to return to a more traditional affair this year. People begins livestreaming its coverage with hosts Janine Rubenstein and Jeremy Parsons at 6:30 p.m. Eastern via PeopleTV and on YouTube.

How to Watch the Grammys Main Ceremony

Last year’s Grammys took place across multiple rooms in Los Angeles, with attendees rotating out of different spaces between awards. This year, they’ll gather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Trevor Noah returns to host the proceedings.

The main show starts at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. It can also be watched online by logging in to CBS’ website with a cable subscription and through the CBS app on Amazon Fire TV. For those without a typical TV setup, the program will stream via Paramount+, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV.

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak will open the show as Silk Sonic, marking the duo’s second consecutive Grammys appearance. The additional performers at the 2022 Grammy Awards are: Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Cynthia Erivo, H.E.R., Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Leslie Odom Jr., Nas, Ben Platt, Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton, Rachel Zegler, J Balvin with Maria Becerra, John Legend, and Carrie Underwood. In addition, there will be special segments with performers Maverick City Music, Aymée Nuviola and Billy Strings.

The program will also reportedly feature a tribute to Taylor Hawkins, the late Foo Fighters drummer who died unexpectedly last week. The band was supposed to perform at the Grammys, having been nominated for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album.


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