Grammy Nominations Announcements Moved To Friday In Light Of George H.W. Bush Memorial
The Recording Academy's nomination announcements for the 61st Grammy Awards will be released on Friday, instead of Wednesday.
The move was made to commemorate scheduled memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30. In addition to the announcements, select categories will be announced live on "CBS This Morning" and on Apple Music at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:45 a.m. ET, the Recording Academy™ will announce nominations across all 84 categories via press release, GRAMMY.com, and the Recording Academy's social media platforms.
The Grammys are making major changes to "General Field" categories (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist), increasing from five to eight.
In a statement from the Academy members per Variety, the group explained how flexibility helped shape their decision. “This change will better reflect the large number of entries in these categories and allow voters greater flexibility when selecting this year’s best recordings.”
See the details below.
When Where What
8:30 a.m. ET “CBS This Morning” Nominations revealed in select categories
8:30 a.m. ET Apple Music Nominations revealed in select categories
8:45 a.m. ET GRAMMY.com Complete nominations list