The GRAMMY Awards are Music’s Biggest Night®, but it takes the whole year to get there. Have you ever wondered how the process works? Take a look below as we share the Awards Journey.
Sept. 1, 2020 — Sept. 30, 2021
All eligible awards entries must be released within this timeframe
July 13 — July 29, 2021
The First Round is open to submit entries in the Online Entry Process
Aug. 17 — Aug. 31, 2021
The Final Round is open to submit entries in the Online Entry Process
Oct. 22 — Nov. 5, 2021
The First Round voting period is open for all Voting Members
Nov. 23, 2021
Dec. 6, 2021 — Jan. 5, 2022
The Final Round voting period is open for all Voting Members
Jan. 31, 2022
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast and Premiere Ceremonies
New for 2021
This year, the Recording Academy made several significant changes to the GRAMMY Awards process.
Recordings have to be submitted during the Online Entry period to be eligible for GRAMMY® consideration.
Eligibility and Genre Screening
The Recording Academy Awards Department and Screening Committees ensure the 20,000+ entries are in the appropriate categories.
How It Works:
Awards Department Review:
The Recording Academy Awards Department reviews each entry to confirm eligibility.
Once eligibility has been confirmed, submissions are then sorted by genre-based Screening Committees.
More than 300 experts across various musical Fields meet to ensure that recordings are placed in the proper Categories. From there, we arrive at the official First Round ballot.
The GRAMMY is the only music award in which nominees and winners are determined solely by creators themselves: the peers of those being judged.
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GRAMMY Awards Jan. 31, 2022
Music’s Biggest Night! GRAMMY winners are announced at the Annual GRAMMY Awards & Premiere Ceremony.