When Are the Grammys? 2019 Date, Nominees, Host, What We Know So Far

The 61st annual Grammy Awards are set to air on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. EST, the Recording Academy announced.

"We are delighted to host the world's premier music event back in our hometown and look forward to celebrating the remarkable musical contributions made by songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers, and recording artists," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, in a statement. "As always, Grammy season will kick off with a series of events that showcase various genres of music, educational programs, and our charitable initiatives. We look forward to working with our Los Angeles partners to produce some remarkable and unforgettable events."

During CBS This Morning on Friday, 2018 best new artist winner Alessia Cara, Apple Music host Zane Lowe, Janelle Monae and Shawn Mendes announced the select categories with the nominees. The list was also posted to following the broadcast.

Here’s everything we know about the event so far:

Grammys 2019 Host:

It remains unclear who will be the host of the annual event. There was no mention of who will be hosting when the Recording Academy made its announcement. The Late Late Show TV host James Corden hosted the event for the past two years and is a possible candidate to host the award show for the third year in a row.

Grammys Voting:

The Grammys does not hold a public vote but takes careful consideration on how the nominees are selected. The process starts with record companies submitting entries that are screened for eligibility and category placement.

“The Academy's voting members, all involved in the creative and technical processes of recording, then participate in (1) the nominating process that determines the five finalists in each category; and (2) the final voting process which determines the GRAMMY winners,” the Grammy website states.

A screening session is held by more than 350 experts in different music to make sure the nominees are put into appropriate categories like Rap, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Country, Latin, and many others, according to the website. The first-round ballot and members can only vote in their area of expertise. They are allowed to vote up to 15 categories in the genre fields plus the four categories of the general field like record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, and best new artist.

gettyimages-911529242-594x594 Kendrick Lamar receives the Grammy for the Best Rap Album with DAMN. during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards show on January 28, 2018, in New York. The 61st annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 10, 2019. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images  

Grammys 2019 Nominees:

Rapper and Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar came out on top with eight Grammy nominations for his “Black Panther” soundtrack. Last year, Lamar garnered seven nominations for his award-winning album DAMN.

Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, H.E.R., and Marren Morris all secured five nominations each. In the best new artists, women nominees dominate the category. Six of the eight best artists include H.E.R, Chloe x Halle, Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith, Bebe Rexha and Margo Price.

Below are some of the top categories, but click here to see the full list:

1. Record Of The Year:

• "I Like It"
     Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
     Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
     Track from: Invasion Of Privacy

• "The Joke"
     Brandi Carlile
     Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
     Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• "This Is America"
     Childish Gambino
     Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, producers; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali & Riley Mackin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• "God's Plan"
     Boi-1Da, Cardo & Young Exclusive, producers; Noel Cadastre, Noel "Gadget" Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• "Shallow"
     Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
     Lady Gaga & Benjamin Rice, producers; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

• "All The Stars"
     Kendrick Lamar & SZA
     Al Shux & Sounwave, producers; Sam Ricci & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
     Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• "Rockstar"
     Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
     Louis Bell & Tank God, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• "The Middle"
     Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
     Grey, Monsters & Strangerz & Zedd, producers; Grey, Tom Morris, Ryan Shanahan & Zedd, engineers/mixers; Mike Marsh, mastering engineer

2. Album Of The Year:
• Invasion Of Privacy
     Cardi B
     Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers; Belcalis Almanzar & Jorden Thorpe, songwriters; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

• By The Way, I Forgive You
     Brandi Carlile
     Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Dave Cobb & Eddie Spear, engineers/mixers; Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer

• Scorpion
     Noel Cadastre, Noel "Gadget" Campbell & Noah Shebib, engineers/mixers; Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

• H.E.R.
     Darhyl “Hey DJ” Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Darhyl Camper Jr & H.E.R., songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Beerbongs & Bentleys
     Post Malone
     Louis Bell & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell & Austin Post, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

• Dirty Computer
     Janelle Monáe
Chuck Lightning & Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate "Rocket" Wonder, producers; Mick Guzauski, Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate "Rocket" Wonder, engineers/mixers; Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Taylor Parks & Janelle Monáe Robinson, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

• Golden Hour
     Kacey Musgraves
     Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, producers; Craig Alvin & Shawn Everett, engineers/mixers; Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters; Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone, mastering engineers

• Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By
     (Various Artists)
     Kendrick Lamar, featured artist; Kendrick Duckworth & Sounwave, producers; Matt Schaeffer, engineer/mixer; Kendrick Duckworth & Mark Spears, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

3. Song Of The Year:
• "All The Stars"
     Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
     Track from: Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By

• "Boo'd Up"
     Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
     Track from: Ready

• "God's Plan"
     Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

• "In My Blood"
     Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
     Track from: Shawn Mendes

• "The Joke"
     Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
     Track from: By The Way, I Forgive You

• "The Middle"
     Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)

• "Shallow"
     Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

• "This Is America"
     Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

4. Best New Artist:
• Chloe x Halle

• Luke Combs

• Greta Van Fleet

• H.E.R.

• Dua Lipa

• Margo Price

• Bebe Rexha

• Jorja Smith

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