Just because you can’t attend live—much like Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, Travis Kelce—that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on music’s biggest night. The 66th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 4, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, with Trevor Noah hosting for his fourth consecutive year. Nominees include SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, Jon Batiste, and lots more.Viewers will want to tune in to see Joni Mitchell, 80, perform for her very first time at the Grammys. She’s also nominated for Best Folk Album for Joni Mitchell at Newport. Many thought Mitchell would never be able to grace a stage again after suffering an aneurysm and other health issues in 2015.The rest of the line-up promises to be just as impressive. Billy Joel will perform “Turn the Lights Back On,” his first single in nearly 20 years. Younger generations will appreciate turns from Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, and Burna Boy.Other historic milestones worth watching for: If Billie Eilish wins Best Record of the Year for “What Was I Made For,” she would become one of only three artists to win this award three times, joining Paul Simon and Bruno Mars—which also would make her the first female solo artist in the three-timers club. And Swifties will be holding their breath to see if Taylor wins her fourth Album of the Year, breaking the tie she holds with Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra. Midnights would give her the most-ever wins in the Grammy’s most prestigious award category.

Traditional cable subscribers can watch the awards show on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. You can also live-stream it on the CBS website if you subscribe to a pay-TV service. Cable not your thing? There are plenty of other options for watching. Streamers can catch the Grammys on Paramount+, depending on your subscription preferences:

  • Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers can watch it live and on demand.
  • Paramount+ Essential subscribers can watch it on demand the next day.

Paramount+ also offers a seven-day free trial for new customers.If Paramount+ is not in your streaming arsenal, you can view it with the TV streaming services Sling, Fubo, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV. You also can watch it for free with an over-the-air antenna; you just need to get reception.

It’s important to note that many awards are actually handed out during the pre-show ceremony, which can be streamed live on the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel and at live.grammy.com at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Here’s a recap:

Paid Services

Free ways to watch

CBS is available for free if you have an over-the-air antenna and can get reception. Paramount+ offers a free trial if you haven’t signed up before.

Happy watching!


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