Grammys 2022: How to Watch the Awards Night in Australia

Grammys 2022: How to Watch the Awards Night in Australia
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

The 64th Grammy Awards night is coming up soon, music fans, although how soon is unclear. The music industry awards ceremony was temporarily delayed in 2021 and has now been pushed back indefinitely in 2022 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

If you’re excited to hear everything there is to know about the major music event, keep reading because we’ve pulled together a list of every important detail regarding the 2022 Grammy Awards.

When and where are the 2022 Grammy Awards held?

The 2022 Grammys were originally scheduled for January 31, 2022, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. However, on January 5 CBS and the Recording Academy released a statement saying the ceremony has been postponed indefinitely amidst the rise in Omicron cases.

The companies said in a statement, via Deadline, that:

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks.”

What are the Grammys?

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How to watch the 2022 Grammys in Australia (Photo by Phil McCarten/CBS via Getty Images)

The Grammy Awards night, which is lauded as one of the biggest events in the music industry, is centred on recognising the work of music artists.

Awards nominations are submitted and voted on by members of the Recording Academy. There’s a whole process that goes into selecting nominees and naming award recipients that you can read about here.

Updates to the voting process have been announced in 2021 following criticism from previous years. Most recently, and publically, by The Weeknd.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. is quoted in a statement from April 2021 saying:

“It’s been a year of unprecedented, transformational change for the Recording Academy, and I’m immensely proud to be able to continue our journey of growth with these latest updates to our Awards process.

“This is a new Academy, one that is driven to action and that has doubled down on the commitment to meeting the needs of the music community. While change and progress are key drivers of our actions, one thing will always remain — the GRAMMY Award is the only peer-driven and peer-voted recognition in music. We are honored (sic) to work alongside the music community year-round to further refine and protect the integrity of the Awards process.”

Who is hosting this year?

It has been confirmed that Trevor Noah will once again be hosting the Grammys awards night. The comedian and TV host shared the news on Instagram.

Which artists are performing?

We’re going to have to wait a while longer to hear who will be performing at the Grammy Awards in 2022. But let’s hope the organisers don’t repeat the mistakes of 2021 by asking an artist who is set to be snubbed in the nomination process.

How do I watch the Grammys awards night in Australia?

The Grammys has shared you can stream the entire evening from In the States, the event will be airing exclusively on CBS and CBS All Access.

In Australia, Network 10 was the one to air the awards night in 2021 so we can assume this year will follow suit. We’ll update this post with additional details on timings once they become available.

Who’s expected to win big?

Nominations for the 2022 Grammys were announced on November 24, you can find the full list of contenders here. In terms of the biggest gongs of the evening, however, here are the noms you want to know about.

Record Of The Year
Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist.

  • I Still Have Faith In You
  • Freedom
    Jon Batiste
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  • Peaches
    Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • Right On Time
    Brandi Carlile
  • Kiss Me More
    Doja Cat Featuring SZA
  • Happier Than Ever
    Billie Eilish
  • Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
    Lil Nas X
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    Olivia Rodrigo
  • Leave The Door Open
    Silk Sonic

Album Of The Year
Award to Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s).

  • We Are
    Jon Batiste
  • Love For Sale
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  • Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
    Justin Bieber
  • Planet Her (Deluxe)
    Doja Cat
  • Happier Than Ever
    Billie Eilish
  • Back Of My Mind
  • Montero
    Lil Nas X
  • Sour
    Olivia Rodrigo
  • Evermore
    Taylor Swift
  • Donda
    Kanye West

Song Of The Year

A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • Bad Habits
    Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
  • A Beautiful Noise
    Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters, songwriters (Alicia Keys & Brandi Carlile)
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    Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • Fight For You
    Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
  • Happier Than Ever
    Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
  • Kiss Me More
    Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solána Rowe & David Sprecher, songwriters (Doja Cat Featuring SZA)
  • Leave The Door Open
    Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
  • Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
    Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill & Roy Lenzo, songwriters (Lil Nas X)
  • Peaches
    Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manuel Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman & Keavan Yazdani, songwriters (Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
  • Right On Time
    Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best New Artist
This category recognizes an artist whose eligibility-year release(s) achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.

  • Arooj Aftab
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Baby Keem
  • Glass Animals
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Saweetie

Up until now, opinions on potential Grammy winners in 2022 have been light. However, there has been talk of Taylor Swift potentially having a solid year, and Jack Antonoff, Mickey Guyton and Wizkid have been included in Rolling Stones’ list of Grammy contenders for 2022 as well.

If you’re keen to keep reading about major events in 2022, check out our write up on the Super Bowl next.

This article has been updated since its original publish date to feature details about the delay of the 2022 Grammy awards.

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