The 64th Annual Grammy Awards" Will Air Sunday, April 3
Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
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THE 64TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Trevor Noah, Comedy Central's Emmy(R) Award-winning THE DAILY SHOW host and comedian, will return as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night(R). The show moved from its original date of Jan. 31 amid growing concerns surrounding the Omicron variant.
With THE 64TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS shifting airdates, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS, country music's only entirely fan-voted award show, will move from its originally scheduled date of Sunday, April 3 to a later date in April. Information about the date and location of the awards show will be announced in the coming weeks. This will be the inaugural broadcast of the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on the CBS Television Network. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
"Once we realized the need to move the GRAMMY Awards to a later date due to current health concerns, we came together quickly with our partners at the Recording Academy and CMT, to strategically reschedule these two incredible music events and utilize the full power of the ViacomCBS ecosystem to promote them," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events & Alternative Programming, CBS. "Coming out of an exciting month of college basketball on CBS, we're thrilled to continue our programming momentum with these two big live events for television in the spring."
"We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show," said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. "From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the GRAMMY Awards and the Academy's mission. We appreciate the leadership CBS has shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of the CMTs and others who worked toward this solution."
"What better way to introduce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS to CBS than aligning with the GRAMMYs during the network's biggest month of music this April," shared Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, executive producers, CMT MUSIC AWARDS. "Our fans can expect another unforgettable night of music, and we look forward to announcing our new date and sharing more of what we have in store for this year very soon."
THE 64TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy. Raj Kapoor serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Ben Winston; Jesse Collins serves as executive producer; and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serves as co-executive producer. Hamish Hamilton returns as director, and Eric Cook returns as supervising producer, with Tabitha D'umo, Patrick Menton, Fatima Robinson and David Wild as producers.
The CMT MUSIC AWARDS are executive produced by Margaret Comeaux (CMT), John Hamlin (Switched On Entertainment) and Leslie Fram (CMT). Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino are executives in charge of production; Shanna Strassberg and Taryn Hurd are talent producers.
About the Recording Academy
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum(R), advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares(R), and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards - music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.
About the CMT Music Awards
Celebrated for its high-powered, world-premiere and cross-genre performances, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS have aired live since 2005, delivering Nashville's biggest party to music fans across the globe. The 2021 show, hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, featured the most first-time collaborations and blended-genre pairings in show history. Standout performances included H.E.R. + Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Mickey Guyton + BRELAND, and NEEDTOBREATHE + Carrie Underwood, who remains the most-awarded artist in CMT Awards history with 23 wins. More information on this year's show is available here.
*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.
January 19, 2022 4:20pm ET by CBS