The 2021 Grammy Awards will take place today (March 14th) in Los Angeles, California. The main ceremony will begin broadcasting and livestreaming at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (5:00 p.m. Pacific) on the CBS Television Network and Paramount +, which is offering a 30-day free trial. Beforehand, you can prepare for the Premiere Ceremony® in order to receive further awards and performances. There is also a pre-show on the red carpet. Here’s how to watch all of the coverage for a full day of Grammys. (Pitchfork earns a commission on purchases made through affiliate links on our website.)
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Here’s how to watch the premiere of the Grammy Awards®
Most Grammy Awards are presented during the daytime at the Premiere Ceremony®. The 2021 Pre-Show begins at 3 p.m. Eastern and will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube page. The Premiere Ceremony® will be hosted by Album of the Year nominee Jhené Aiko and will begin with a performance of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”. Among those attending the Gaye Tribute are Kamasi Washington, Alexandre Desplate, PJ Morton, Grace Potter, Gregory Porter, Bebel Gilberto, and the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra.
After “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”, performances by Burna Boy, Lido Pimienta, Rufus Wainwright, Poppy, the jazz band Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, and the blues musician Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will be performed at the Premiere Ceremony®. and pianist Igor Levit.
Comedian Bill Burr, the nominee for Best New Artist Chika, Lupita Infante and Jimmy Jam are awarded during the Premiere Ceremony® Grammy Awards.
How to watch the Grammys red carpet
There will be fewer people than usual at this year’s Grammys as everyone abides by COVID-19 protocols. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance to see your favorite musicians walk the red carpet. People will live stream a pre-show of interviews with the 2021 nominees and cast members. People & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live: Grammy Awards will air at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on PEOPLE.com and EW.com as well as on the respective social media channels of People and EW, the YouTube channel of People and PeopleTV -App streamed.
How to watch the main Grammys ceremony
Unlike the 2020 Grammys, which were held at the STAPLES Center, the 2021 main ceremony will be streamed live from an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. According to Ben Winston (who is producing his first Grammys show as executive producer) the venue will have four stages for performances and one more for presenters. And after hosting the 2019 and 20 issues, Alicia Keys isn’t returning for her third straight Grammys. Instead, Trevor Noah will take the reins as host for 2021.
The 2021 Grammy Awards will begin broadcasting at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. For those without traditional cable, you can stream the show live on Paramount +. Other options for live wireless TV are Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
The cast of the 2021 Grammy Awards include Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift.