This Year’s GRAMMY Awards Ceremony Rescheduled For April In Las Vegas


The 64th annual GRAMMY Awards have been rescheduled to broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 03rd. This year’s awards ceremonies were originally set to be split between the Arena and The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on January 31st, but were postponed amid COVID-19 concerns.

A statement issued today (January 18th) by Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. reads:

“I’m so pleased to let you know that the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards have been rescheduled and will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of “The Daily Show,” will return as master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night.

Additional details about the dates and locations of other official GRAMMY Week events, including the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, MusiCares’ Person of the Year, and the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, will be announced soon.

We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show. From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community.

We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the GRAMMY Awards and the Academy’s mission. We appreciate the leadership CBS and our production partners at Fulwell 73 have shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of everyone who worked toward this solution.


Nominees of note for fans of hard rock and metal this year include:

Best Metal Performance:

  • Deftones – “Genesis
  • Gojira – “Amazonia
  • Mastodon – “Pushing The Tides
  • Rob Zombie – “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)
  • Dream Theater – “The Alien

Best Rock Album:

  • AC/DC – “Power Up
  • Chris Cornell – “No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
  • Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight
  • Paul McCartney – “McCartney III
  • Black Pumas – “Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A

Best Rock Song:

  • Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War
  • Mammoth WVH – “Distance
  • Weezer – “All My Favorite Songs
  • Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit
  • Paul McCartney – “Find My Way

Best Rock Performance:

  • Deftones – “Ohms
  • Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire
  • Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince cover)
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark
  • Black Pumas – “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Best Remixed Recording:

  • Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix); Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones); track from: “White Pony” (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  • Back To Life” (Booker T Kings of Soul Satta Dub); Booker T, remixer (Soul II Soul)
  • Born For Greatness” (Cymek Remix); Spencer Bastin, remixer (Papa Roach); track from: “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 The Better Noise Years
  • Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix); Tracy Young, remixer (K.D. Lang)
  • Inside Out” (3SCAPE DRM REMIX); 3SCAPE DRM, remixer (Zedd and Griff)
  • Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix); Dave Audé, remixer (Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande)
  • Talks” (Mura Masa Remix); Alexander Crossan, remixer (PVA)

Best Immersive Audio Album:

  • The Future Bites,” Jake Fields and Steven Wilson, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, immersive producer (Steven Wilson)
  • Alicia,” George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)
  • Clique,” Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Jim Anderson, immersive producer (Patricia Barber)
  • Fine Line,” Greg Penny, immersive mix engineer; Greg Penny, immersive mastering engineer; Greg Penny, immersive producer (Harry Styles)
  • Stille Grender,” Morten Lindberg, immersive mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask and Det Norske Jentekor)

Best Music Video:

  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark
  • Jon Batiste – “Freedom
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Justin Bieber (feat. Daniel Caesar) – “Peaches
  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever
  • Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • Soul‘ – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross
  • Bridgerton‘ – Kris Bowers
  • Dune‘ – Hans Zimmer
  • The Mandalorian: Season 2 — Vol. 2‘ (Chapters 13-16) – Ludwig Göransson
  • The Queen’s Gambit‘ – Carlos Rafael Rivera

Best Alternative Music Album:

  • Halsey, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
  • Japanese Breakfast – “Jubilee
  • Arlo Parks – “Collapsed In Sunbeams
  • St. Vincent – “Daddy’s Home
  • Fleet Foxes – “Shore

Marilyn Manson also controversially remains eligible for a potential ‘Album Of The Year’ award for his writing credit on Kanye West‘s latest album, “Donda“.

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