The 64th Annual Grammy Awards air live tonight, April 3, on CBS. The 2022 Grammys are also available to stream on fuboTV and Paramount+. The action begins at 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The ceremony — originally set for Jan. 31 at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center) in Los Angeles — was postponed due to the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID.
Grammy nominees in 86 categories were announced in November by the Recording Academy. Leading the pack is jazz and R&B star Jon Batiste, who earned 11 nominations. He’s followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R., with eight nods apiece. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo are close behind, with seven nominations each. See the full list of nominees here.
Several nominees with Alabama ties are in the mix, including Walker Hayes, Jason Isbell and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
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Comedian Trevor Noah is set to host the broadcast, which typically lasts about three-and-a-half hours.
Performers include Lady Gaga, Silk Sonic, Billie Eilish, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow, Chris Stapleton, Olivia Rodrigo, Brandi Carlile, BTS, Brothers Osborne, Nas, Ben Platt, Billy Strings, Cynthia Erivo, H.E.R., Jon Batiste, Maverick City Music and J Balvin with Maria Becerra.
Presenters include Megan Thee Stallion, Joni Mitchell, Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Dua Lipa, Ludacris, Billy Porter, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Avril Lavigne and Jared Leto.
Grammys red carpet coverage will stream on April 3 via the Grammys website and Recording Academy Twitter feed, starting at 5:30 p.m. CT, 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT.
Alabama native Laverne Cox is set to host E!’s red-carpet show, “Live From E!: Grammys,” on April 3 at 6 p.m. CT, 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT. You can watch that via social media and the E! website; more details here.
People and Entertainment Weekly also will have a red carpet livestream, starting at 5:30 p.m. CT, 6:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT. You can watch that online and via social media; more details here.
Winners in a handful of high-profile categories will be announced at the ceremony televised by CBS. However, most of the Grammys will be awarded during an earlier event, the Grammys Premiere Ceremony, set for 2:30 p.m. CT, 3:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. PT on April 3. It’s happening at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas; Levar Burton will host. You can watch that via a livestream on the Grammys website and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel.
Performers include Jimmie Allen, Ledisi, Mon Laferte, Allison Russell, Curtis Stewart, Madison Cunningham, Falu, Nnenna Freelon, Kalani Pe’a, John Popper and the Isaacs.
Shoals native Jason Isbell, Mobile’s Walker Hayes and the Blind Boys of Alabama are in the running for Grammys in 2022, along with Mastodon, a metal band that includes Brent Hinds, who’s originally from Pelham.
The writings and thoughts of civil rights icon John Lewis, a Troy native, are featured in a nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. Abigail Barlow, a former Birmingham resident, is among the nominees for Best Musical Theater Album. Other connections to Alabama can be found among the Grammy nods, including this biggie: Rapper Yung Bleu and songwriter Kelvin Wooten contributed to their talents to “Back of My Mind” by H.E.R., which is up for Album of the Year.
See the full list of nominees with Alabama ties here.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism