Nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be announced on Tuesday at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT on a live stream from the Promoter of the Recording Academy. Recording Academy Chairman and Interim President and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. will oversee the announcement of nominations in the largest of 84 categories.

The hour-long livestream will be available through You can also see here on resourcingstrategies:

Mason Jr. is accompanied by past Grammy winners, nominees, and hopefuls from remote areas who reveal most of the categories (see the run of the show below). Others involved in the Noms ceremony: Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, Nigerian afropop singer Yemi Alade, classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle, country singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton, the Recording artist Imogen Heap, CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King, singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, and The Talk host Sharon Osbourne.

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The Grammy Awards will air on January 31, 2021 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. The academy is preparing several options for a production depending on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The live show will be the first year Ben Winston takes on the role of executive producer from Ken Ehrlich, who retired after the show in January after a 40-year career as a Grammy showrunner.

This is how today’s Noms livestream will work:

Opening address by Harvey Mason Jr., President / CEO of the Recording Academy.

Production fields (not classic and classic)

Best engineered album, not classic
Producer of the year, not classic
Best remix recording
Best engineered album, classical
Producer of the Year, Classical

Rock, alternative, package, and notes fields

Best rock performance
Best metal performance
Best rock song
Best rock album
Best alternative music album
Best recording package
Best packaged or special limited edition package
Best album notes

New Age and Jazz Fields

Best New Age Album
Best improvised jazz solo
Best jazz vocal album
Best jazz instrumental album
Best large jazz ensemble album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Compose / arrange Latin and fields

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Best Tropical Latin American Album
Best instrumental composition
Best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella
Best arrangement, instruments and vocals

American root field

Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
Best Americana Album
Best bluegrass album
Best traditional blues album
Best contemporary blues album
Best folk album
Best regional roots music album

Comedy, musical theater, music for visual media, and music video / film fields

Best comedy album
Best musical theater album
Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best song for visual media
Best music video
Best music film

Classic field

Best orchestral performance
Best opera recording
Best choir performance
Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance
Best classical instrumental solo
Best classical solo vocal album
Best classic compendium
Best contemporary classical composition

R&B and Rap Fields

Best R&B performance
Best traditional R&B performance
Best R&B song
Best progressive R&B album
Best R&B album
Best rap performance
Best melodic rap performance
Best rap song
Best rap album

Pop, contemporary instrumental music, reggae and global fields of music

Best pop solo performance
Best pop duo / group performance
Best traditional pop vocal album
Best pop vocal album
Best contemporary instrumental album
Best reggae album
Best global music album

Dance / electronic music, country, children and historical areas

Best dance recording
Best dance / electronic album
Best country solo performance
Best country duo / group performance
Best country song
Best country album
Best children’s music album
Best historical album

Gospel / Contemporary Christian Music and Spoken Fields

Best gospel performance / song
Best contemporary Christian music performance
Best gospel album
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Best roots gospel album
Best spoken word album

General fields

Record of the year
Album of the year
Song of the year
Best new artist


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