The 60th Annual Grammy Awards kicks off this morning, returning to Madison Square Garden in New York City. James Corden takes on hosting duties again and some big names including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars are slated to perform. Whether you're on board for the glitz, the glam rock or just want to see if Jay-Z can win all eight categories he's nominated for, here's all the ways to watch the Grammys in Australia.
What Is The Grammy Awards?
The Grammy Awards is the music industry's night of nights, where The Recording Academy hands out tiny golden gramophone trophies for achievements in (mostly) English music from October 2016 to September 2017. The 'Big Three' awards - Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year - are awarded towards the end of the show and are the huge drawcards, but a wide range of genre-specific awards are handed out throughout the evening.
However, most people tune in for the long list of performances from artists all around the world because they are some of the most memorable televised performances of all-time. For instance, take Jennifer Hudson's stirring tribute to Whitney Houston or when Prince and Beyonce killed it. You can come for the awards, but you'll stay for the performances (and any potential lip-syncing gaffs).
This year is the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony and will be hosted by James Corden, who you probably know from his ever-viral series, Carpool Karaoke
What Time Do The Grammys Start In Australia?
Officially, the Grammys kick off at 7:30pm January 28, which means they sit right in the middle of the day, January 29, for Australian viewers. Depending on whether or not you want to get in on the Red Carpet action, you may want to begin your viewing a little earlier.
Here’s that time in all capital cities:
- Perth, WA: 8:30am
- Darwin, NT: 10am
- Brisbane, QLD: 10:30am
- Adelaide, SA: 11am
- Sydney, NSW: 11:30am
- Canberra, ACT: 11:30am
- Melbourne, VIC: 11:30am
- Hobart, TAS: 11:30am
How To Watch The Grammy Awards 2018 Live In Australia
If you've only got access to free to air TV then you are in luck with this one, because Channel Seven will have the live broadcast from 11:30am on January 29. Thus, you should also be able to stream it live through the 7plus app on your mobile or via desktop, at this website.
If you're not too fussed on the awards and just want to see what everyone is wearing, then the entire Red Carpet will be streamed on the Grammys Facebook page. You can get to that simply by clicking right here. You'll have to tune in a little earlier though, with the stream expected to begin at 10:30am AEDT. You can also access it from the Grammy's homepage.
If you're an Australian abroad and can't find the Grammys on a screen wherever you are, then you should be able to use a VPN to access the 7plus website (at least, I could access it using ExpressVPN and setting it to Sydney prior to the Grammys airing). If you're not sure where to start with VPNs, then our handy guide is the way to go. We also have a top 5 list of the best VPNs to use this year.