How To Watch The 2024 Grammys (& The Performances You Won't Want To Miss)
A massive slate of performers, including Joni Mitchell, is set to take the stage.
This year’s Grammy Awards will be a little bit different. For the first time in, well, probably forever, the majority of the award’s nominees are women, specifically young women. SZA leads the pack with nine nominations, while a slew of female artists including Phoebe Bridgers, Victoria Monét, Billie Eilish, Boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Olivia Rodrigo, follow close behind with seven or six nominations. The discrepancy is even greater in the major category Record of the Year: Of the eight albums nominated, only one of them belongs to a man (Jon Batiste’s Worship).
It’s clear now more than ever that music is a woman’s world, and granted, while we found some of the nominations to be pretty predictable, this is still a major shift for the awards show. And so far, the ceremony’s highly anticipated roster of performers doesn’t disappoint. The first round of musicians are three of the biggest pop stars of the moment: Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Olivia Rodrigo. This year’s ceremony will also feature an expanded set of genres with the introduction of three new categories: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording.
The 66th annual Grammy Awards kicks off Feb. 4, with comedian Trevor Noah returning as host for the fourth year in a row. Below, find everything you can expect from music’s biggest night including the list of performers, presenters, and how you can stream.
When and where are the 2024 Grammys?
The 66th Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The ceremony kicks off promptly at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
How can I watch the 2024 Grammys?
The ceremony will air live on all local CBS channels and will be available to stream live or on-demand on Paramount+.
Who is hosting the Grammys?
Returning for his fourth consecutive year, comedian Trevor Noah will once again host this year’s ceremony.
Who is performing at the Grammys?
On Jan. 15, the Recording Academy announced this year’s first batch of performers. So far they include:
Seven-time Grammy award winner Billie Eilish, who will likely be performing her Barbie mega-hit, “What Was I Made For?” (with which she’s already picked up a Golden Globe this awards season). Impressively, the song netted the pop star six Grammy nominations this year, including in major categories Record of the Year and Song of the Year, despite the fact she didn’t put out an album.
Dua Lipa, who’s up for two awards this year, in categories Song of the Year and Best Song Written For Visual Media, also for her Barbie song, “Dance The Night.”
Olivia Rodrigo, who ties Eilish with a whopping six Grammys nominations this year for her sophomore album GUTS. Rodrigo is up for three of the four major awards of the night: Album of the Year (GUTS), Record of the Year (“vampire”), and Song of the Year (“vampire”).
A second batch of performers was announced Jan. 21:
Nigerian afrobeats superstar Burna Boy, who will make his performance debut on the Grammys stage. He’s up for four awards this year in the Global Music categories and the inaugural Best African Music Performance category, which was introduced this year.
Country star Luke Combs, whose chart-topping (and somewhat controversial) cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” netted him one nomination in Best Country Solo Performance.
Travis Scott, whose album Utopia is up for an award in Best Rap Album.
On Jan. 26, the Grammys announced that U2 will deliver the ceremony’s first broadcast performance from Las Vegas’s Sphere. The band is in the midst of a residency at the venue that kicked off last year. The segment will also feature a “special awards presentation.”
The Grammys announced Jan. 28 that nine-time Grammy Award winner Joni Mitchell is set to attend and make her debut performance at this weekend’s ceremony. The 80-year-old singer-songwriter and musician is nominated in the Best Folk Album category for her live record Joni Mitchell At Newport [Live], which marked her first live show in 20 years.
Finally, SZA, who’s this year’s top nominee with nine nominations, will also perform during Sunday’s telecast. There’s no word yet on what song she’ll be singing, but our bets are on “Kill Bill,” which is up for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Who is presenting at the Grammys?
No presenters have been officially announced yet, but stay tuned.
Who is nominated for a Grammy?
Women artists and young female songwriters are overwhelmingly nominated across the board this year. SZA leads the pack with nine nods, while Victoria Monét, Phoebe Bridgers, and mixing engineer Serban Ghenea follow with seven nominations each. Behind them, eight musicians tie with six nominations: Taylor Swift, Boygenius, Brandy Clark, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Jack Antonoff, and Jon Batiste.
Barbie, the movie, will also have a major presence at the ceremony this year with its soundtrack and score netting a total of 12 nominations.
See the full list of nominees here.
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