The Grammys 2018 are coming early this year. And moving from one coast to the other. Usually held in mid-February in Los Angeles, the Grammy Awards will take place this Sunday in New York City. The Grammys scoot up a few weeks every four years to avoid competing with the Winter Olympics. And for the first time since 2003, the Grammys will take place not in Los Angeles but New York City.
James Corden will host. This is Corden’s second year hosting the Grammy Awards, following LL Cool J’s four-year run. James Corden is the well-loved host of “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” featuring his popular segment, “Carpool Karaoke.”
Who are the nominees?
If “Despacito” is still looping in your head, you won’t be surprised it’s up for song of the year, alongside Jay-Z’s “4:44,” “Issues,” “1-800-273-8255” and “That’s What I Like.” Album of the year include albums from artists Childish Gambino, Lorde, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars. Those are the nominees for some of the big categories. On Sunday morning, Variety reported that rock band and Grammy nominee Avenged Sevenfold would not be attending the Grammys, since the best rock song award would not be televised.
Among the many artists performing are Childish Gambino, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Pink and SZA. Other performances include Elton John with Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Alessia Cara, Logic and Little Big Town. If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can still watch all of the performances and see who takes home the hardware with one of many live streaming options.
When do the Grammy Awards start?
The 60th annual Grammy Awards start Sunday, Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET. This year, the show will take place in New York City, rather than Los Angeles. It airs on CBS.
How to watch the Grammys online
To watch the Grammy Awards, you’ll need to find a streaming service that not only offers CBS, but a live feed of CBS and not just on-demand content. In many markets, you can watch on-demand but not live content from CBS and the other local networks.