On Monday, the recording academy confirmed that the announcement of the nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be delayed two days due to the scheduled memorial services for President George H.W. Bush. The original plan had been to unveil the roster of contenders in nearly 100 categories on Wednesday Dec. 5.
But, as per the official statement, the Grammys nominees will now be revealed on Friday, Dec. 7 in three parts: the roster of talent up for the marquee awards, including Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist, will be announced on “CBS This Morning” at 8:30 a.m. ET. At the same time, the contenders in the other categories will be made available on Apple Music. Fifteen minutes later, the full list of nominations will be posted at Grammys.com.
The general field categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — are the top prizes that award the best in music across all genres, though the recording academy tends to prefer bestselling pop and rock acts like past winners Bruno Mars, Adele, Taylor Swift, and Mumford and Sons.
The 61st annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from the Staple Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019.
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