The Grammys are changing things up for their 2020 awards. After the Oscars decided to move up their telecast to February 9 — the weekend the Grammys usually hand out their prizes — the recording academy also decided to move up their kudos too. They shifted their eligibility period too. Now the deadline to qualify for these awards is August 31 instead of the usual September 30, and the winners will be announced live on January 26. Scroll down for all of this season’s key Grammy dates.
The Grammy process is actually already underway. The first-round online entry period started on June 24 and will end on July 8. Then first-round voting will take place from September 25 to October 10. More than a month later the nominations will be announced on November 20. Voting for the winners will follow from December 9 to January 3. And capping it all off will be the Grammy ceremony on January 26.
These awards have undergone a number of changes over the last couple of years in response to criticisms of how the Grammys treat women and artists of color. The academy created a diversity task force to examine its practices, expanded its voting membership and even expanded the nominations in the top four general field categories from five nominations to eight. When prizes were handed out earlier this year Album of the Year went to the critically hailed “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves, while “This is America” by Childish Gambino made history as the first hip-hop song to win Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
You can already predict this year’s nominees for Album of the Year here in our predictions center, with Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist to be added at a later date. And for the official Grammy calendar, look below.
June 24–July 8, 2019
— First-Round Online Entry Process Access Period
July 17–Aug. 2, 2019
— Final-Round Online Entry Process Access Period
Sept. 25–Oct. 10, 2019
— First-Round Voting Access Period
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
— Nominees Announced for 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards
Dec. 9, 2019–Jan. 3, 2020
— Final-Round Voting Access Period
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
— Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
— Music Educator Award Presentation
— GRAMMY In The Schools Live!
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
— Entertainment Law Initiative Event & Scholarship Presentation
— MusiCares Person of the Year
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
— GRAMMY Nominees Reception
— Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
— GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony
— 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards
— GRAMMY Celebration
Be sure to make your Grammy predictions so that record executives and top name stars can see how their music is faring in our Grammy odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until nominations are announced. And join in the fierce debate over the 2020 Grammys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our music forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.