Grammys 2020: Air date, host, nominees, performers, where to watch and all you need to know about the award ceremony

Grammys 2020: Air date, host, nominees, performers, where to watch and all you need to know about the award ceremony
(L-R) Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo (Getty Images)

The 62nd Grammy Awards are almost upon us, so it’s time for a quick rundown on what to expect.

The Grammys this year is not without controversy - from allegations of sexual assault and voter bias to the omission of top-selling international acts like BTS, but it is nonetheless one of the most anticipated music award shows of the year that promises to entertain with performances from several popular artists, including Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Demi Lovato, Billie Eilish, and rock legends Aerosmith.

So mark the date and bring out the popcorn - we have a show to catch!

When are the Grammys?

The 62nd Grammy Awards will take place on January 26, 2020.

What time does it start?

The show will start airing live at 8 pm EST and 5 pm PST.

Where will the Grammys be held?

The 2020 Grammy awards show will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Where to watch?

The Grammys will air on CBS. Have a CBS All Access account? Stream it live online or on your mobile device.

Don't have a CBS account? Try one of the many other streaming services that will show the Grammys live: YouTube TV, Sling, Hulu and AT&T TV Now Plus.


After her successful run as the host for the 2019 ceremony, Alicia Keys is set to return to the stage again this year. She released a statement saying, “At first I did think last year was a one-time thing but when the opportunity came back around there was no question about returning as host of the GRAMMY Awards.”

(L-R) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

“Last year was such a powerful experience for me,” she added. “Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music.”


Nominations for all 84 categories at this year’s Grammys were announced on November 20, 2019. The list includes Lizzo with eight nominations, making her the most nominated artist of the year, closely followed by Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish with six nominations each. Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the year with her major-label debut, 'Cuz I Love You' along with song and record of the year with her anthemic No. 1 hit, 'Truth Hurts' as well as best new artiste. Eilish also scored nominations in the top four categories, making the 17-year-old the youngest artiste in the history of the Grammys to achieve the feat. The 20-year-old Lil Nas X is up for three of the top four awards, including album and record of the year for 'Old Town Road', featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.


Lizzo performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

For a full list of nominees, check out the 2020 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominees List.


Expect to see some amazing performances from artists like Billie Eilish (who just released the video for ‘Everything I wanted’), Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, H.E.R, The Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello (who made a rather bold promise about what she plans to do at the ceremony), and Lil Nas X who is bringing with him a whole list of friends - including BTS!


BTS attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Ariana Grande will make a glorious return to the Grammys after she dropped out last year due to disagreements with the show’s producers over which songs she could perform. Demi Lovato will return to the stage after a long break from the spotlight to perform a new single she wrote just before her nearly-fatal overdose in 2018 while Lizzo will make her official Grammy stage debut after receiving the most nominations for any artist this year.

Rock legends Aerosmith, the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year, will also take to the stage in a performance that’s sure to blow us away, so be sure to tune in for that.


(L-R) Brad Whitford, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith attend Steven Tyler's Second Annual GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund presented by Live Nation at Raleigh Studios on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Can’t make it to the show? We’ve got you covered! MEAWW will give you live updates of the show so be sure to stop by on the 26th.

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