Grammy Nominations to be announced on the 7th of December

December 5, 2018

Nominations across the 84 categories of 61st Grammy Awards will be announced on Friday Dec. 7th, the award show’s parent company the Recording Academy said on Monday — two days later than its originally planned date of Wednesday, Dec. 5th. The delay is due to scheduled memorial services for former president George H.W. Bush taking place the same day.

Per a press release, “select categories” will be announced live on CBS’s CBS This Morning and on Apple Music at 8:30 ET on Friday. At 8:45, the Recording Academy will announce all the nominations across 84 categories via a few channels: Press release, the Grammy website, and the Recording Academy’s social media pages.

The upcoming Grammys — which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2019 — will be the last show presided over by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who announced earlier this year that he will step down at the end of his contract next summer. The Recording Academy has not yet released who will to take his place.

The new schedule of nomination announcements for the 61st Grammy Awards is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. ET on CBS This Morning: Nominations revealed in select categories
  • 8:30 a.m. ET on Apple Music: Nominations revealed in select categories
  • 8:45 a.m. ET on Complete nominations list
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