The American Recording Academy has announced that the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be held on 10 February 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 2019 Grammy Awards moves back to LA after the 2018 ceremony took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Nominations for the award show will be announced in all 84 categories on 5 December which includes recordings released between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018.
“We are delighted to host the world’s premier music event back in our hometown and look forward to celebrating the remarkable musical contributions made by songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers, and recording artists,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement. “As always, Grammy season will kick off with a series of events that showcase various genres of music, educational programs, and our charitable initiatives. We look forward to working with our Los Angeles partners to produce some remarkable and unforgettable events.”
Saturday, 9 February, will celebrate all the award show’s nominees with the Grammy Nominees Reception. That evening will also include the highly anticipated annual Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala.
At the 2019 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony on 10 February, winners will be named at more than 70 categories before the telecast begins. The show will be followed by the official Grammy Celebration after show party. The show is set for broadcast via CBS at 8pm EST.
The online entry process is now open for the 2019 annual Grammy Awards and runs until 22 August 2018. The 2019 event will bring a number of changes after a turbulent year for the Recording Academy. Last month it was announced the event’s Big Four categories–best album, song, record and new artist– would expand from five to eight nominees, as an attempt to encourage greater diversity, marking one of the most sweeping changes since the awards’ introduction in 1959.