Here’s How to Watch the 2021 Grammy Awards After It Airs

It’s officially awards season. And for music lovers, that means the 2021 Grammy Awards are right around the corner. The ceremony marks the biggest night in the music industry. As streaming services have risen to the forefront, some viewers will be looking for alternative ways to watch the Grammy Awards. Here’s what to know about when to catch the show.

General view of atmosphere during Grammy 101 at MoPOP
General view of atmosphere during Grammy 101 at MoPOP | Mat Hayward/WireImage

The 2021 Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 14

The Grammys also promise an epic show full of awards, comedy, and musical performances. With how wild the past year has been for the entertainment industry and the world at large, the pressure is on for the Grammy Awards to deliver. Thankfully, the 2021 edition already has a solid person in place to host: The Daily Show’s own Trevor Noah.

Noah took over that Comedy Central series in 2015 from the beloved Jon Stewart. And though the comedian has gotten into some hot water now and again, he’s managed to make The Daily Show his own. While fans can probably expect a somewhat less political slant to his hosting gig, Noah is very much the right kind of charismatic, incisive personality for the 2021 Grammy Awards.

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How can fans watch the Grammys after the ceremony ends?

Music fans who want to watch the Grammys live, thankfully, don’t need to rely on traditional networks to do so. Sure, the awards show will air live on CBS. But it will also stream exclusively on Paramount+, according to the official Grammys website. However, premium services such as YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV feature a work-around, since they also feature CBS.

Catching the Grammys after they’re over is a bit trickier. While it’s possible Paramount+ might have the full telecast available to subscribers, this appears to be unconfirmed at the moment. After all, Paramount+ itself is in a transitional phase, having only recently rebranded from CBS All Access. In any case, the 2021 Grammy Awards air on 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on March 14, 2021.

Since the availability of the show after it airs is uncertain, fans determined to watch the full 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony should probably stick to the above options. For others wishing simply to catch highlights, clips were no doubt be available on the official Grammys YouTube channel soon thereafter.

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Who’s going to perform live at the 2021 Grammy Awards?

This year’s show is certain to be a hot one, at least judging from the nominees. Artists as diverse as Coldplay, Dua Lipa, and Taylor Swift are vying for some of the top categories, including Album of the Year. And the extensive list of performances promises something for everyone, no matter what genre they listen to.

The confirmed list of performers at the 2021 Grammy Awards includes Bad Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Harry Styles, and Taylor Swift.