When is the Grammys 2022? Date of Grammy Awards, nominations, will Foo Fighters play, and can I watch from UK?

A tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will take place during the show

<p>The Grammys 2022 is taking place during the first weekend in April.</p>

The Grammys 2022 is taking place during the first weekend in April.

One of the most eagerly awaited events in the awards calendar, The Grammys, is taking place this weekend.

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony celebrates achievements in the music industry and will see some of the industry’s most popular names vying for the iconic gold-plated gramophone trophies.

So, when will the awards take place, what are the award categories, who is nominated and how can you watch in the UK?

When will the awards take place?

The Grammys was originally due to take place on January 31, but the ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and concerns about the Omicron Covid variant at the time.

It will now be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, from 5pm on April 3, which is 1am on April 4 in the UK.

How many award categories are there?

There are 86 categories at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

They are mainly broken down according to music genre, including pop, dance/electronic, rock, alternative, R&B and country.

There are also categories for the spoken word, musical theatre, composing, production and music video or film.

Two new categories have been added for this year’s awards: Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field) and Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field).

There are four highly-sought after general awards which aren’t determined by genre: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

Who has been nominated?

One of the most popular artists at this year’s Grammy Awards is 19-year-old American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, with nominations in all four of the main categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. She’s also nominated in several other categories.

Here are the artists, albums and songs who have been nominated for the Grammys’ most prestigious prizes, the main four awards.

Album of the Year (for the artist, featured artist, songwriter, producer, recording engineer, mixer and mastering engineer)

  • We Are - Jon Batiste
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Love for Sale
  • Justin Bieber - Justice
  • Doja Cat - Planet Her
  • Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
  • H.E.R. - Back of My Mind
  • Lil Nas X - Montero
  • Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
  • Taylor Swift - Evermore
  • Donda - Kanye West

Song of the Year (for the songwriters)

  • Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
  • A Beautiful Noise - Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile
  • Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo
  • Fight for You - H.E.R.
  • Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
  • Kiss Me More - Doja Cat ft Sza
  • Montero (Call Me by Your Name) - Lil Nas X
  • Peaches - Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • Leave the Door Open - Silk Sonic
  • Right on Time - Brandi Carlile

Record of the Year (for the artist, producer, recording engineer and/or mixer and mastering engineer)

  • I Still Have Faith in You - Abba
  • Freedom - Jon Batiste
  • I Get a Kick Out of You - Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • Peaches - Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • Right on Time - Brandi Carlile
  • Kiss Me More - Doja Cat ft Sza
  • Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
  • Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X
  • Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo
  • Leave the Door Open - Silk Sonic

Best New Artist

  • Arooj Aftab
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Baby Keem
  • Finneas
  • Glass Animals
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Saweetie

For a full list of nominations, you can visit the official Grammy’s website.

Will the Foo Fighters perform?

The Foo Fighters, whose album Medicine At Midnight is nominated in the Best Rock Album category, were due to perform at the event but the band cancelled the performance due to the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Producers have revealed they will pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins, who died on March 25 at the age of 50, during the ceremony.

What else do I need to know about the awards ceremony?

This year’s Grammy Awards will be hosted by comedian, television presenter and actor Trevor Noah.The evening is set to feature performances from Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, as well as Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, BTS, Jack Harlowe and Brandi Carlile.

How can I watch the awards on TV in the UK?

No UK broadcaster has picked up the rights to play the Grammys in the UK, but you’ll be able to watch a livestream of the ceremony on Grammys.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube Channel.