The biggest night on the music calendar is just hours away. The 64th Grammy Awards take place tonight and are expected to be a celebration of talent and diversity in the music world, with everything from pop, rock and blues to R&B, country, jazz, Latin music and more. . If you want to know how to watch the 2022 Grammys tonight, anywhere in the world — and for free — we’ve got all the advice you need right here.
How to watch the 2022 Grammys: At a glance
Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah is back as host for 2022 alongside a series of performances and collaborations that we’ll all be talking about tomorrow morning. There will be performances by Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Brothers Osborne and bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings. The Foo Fighters were also scheduled to perform, but canceled their appearance following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins on Friday March 25. Rather, we expect a tribute to the drummer.
Far from performances, this evening, it is a question of rewarding the great and the good in the world of music. Jon Batiste is leading the charge, with a crazy 11 Grammy nominations this year. Hot on his heels are Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER with eight names each. Rumors suggest that Olivia Rodrigo will make Grammy history by winning gongs for Best Record (Driver’s License), Best Album (Sour) and Best Song of the Year (Driver’s License), in addition to Best new artist.
There’s also plenty to get excited about in the world of rock. Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Black Pumas, Chris Cornell and Deftones are all nominated in the Best Rock Performance category, while Mastodon, Gojira and Dream Theater are nominated for Best Metal Performance. And if Sir Paul McCartney won his top rock album and top rock song categories tonight, he’d end the night on a total of 19 Grammys wins throughout his career (if you don’t care about the Grammys but you love the Beatles, here’s how to watch Come Back Instead).
With David Guette, Bonobo, Caribou and Tiesto standing out in the field of electronic music, the evening promises to be great. And here’s how you can watch the Grammys wherever you are in the world today…
How to watch the Grammys in the US tonight
If you’re based in the US right now and have cable (but haven’t received an invite to watch the show live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas), then watch the 64th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is as easy as tuning in to CBS tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
If you’ve already said goodbye to cable, you can stream the event via Paramount More. They currently have a free 7-day on-the-go trial, so if you’re not concerned about anything else they have to offer, you can always use your free trial to watch tonight’s Grammys, then cancel immediately afterwards.
That said, in addition to events like the Grammys, Paramount Plus hosts original shows like Halo and The Mayor of Kingstown, as well as reboots of epic music documentaries including Behind The Music.
How to watch the Grammys outside the US tonight
If you live outside the United States or are overseas right now, you might think you can’t watch your favorite artists win their awards, but you can! Although Paramount Plus is not currently available outside of the United States, it can be accessed through the help of a VPN. These virtual private networks are used to change the location of your IP address, tricking the streaming service into believing that you are actually watching from the United States.
Right now our VPN of choice is Express VPN, and they are currently offer the service on a 30-day trial. Not sure where to start with a VPN? We have more tips below.
How to Use a VPN
Have you downloaded the VPN of your choice? Here are the three simple steps you need to take to get it up and running and ready to watch tonight’s 2022 Grammy Awards:
- Install your chosen VPN: Many VPNs, including express-vpnare compatible with most devices you can think of, be it your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
- Connect to an appropriate server: In your VPN, select the appropriate location for the content you want to consume.
- Load the service you want: Now you can log into Paramount Plus and scratch that Grammy itch!
2022 Grammy Nominees Highlights
For a full list of tonight’s Grammy nominees, head over to Grammys official website. Here are the categories we’re most excited about this year:
album of the year
Kanye West: Donda
Lil Nas X: Montero
Justin Bieber: Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe)
Doja Cat: Planet Her (Deluxe)
HER: Deep inside me
Jon Batiste: We are
Olivia Rodrigo: Sour
Taylor Swift: Forever
Billie Eilish: happier than ever
Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga: love for sale
Best New Artist
Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Afrojack/David Guetta: Heroes
Bonobo / Totally Huge Extinct Dinosaurs: Heartbreak
Caribou: you can do it
Tiesto: the company
Rufus Du Sol: Alive
James Blake: Before
Olafur Arnalds/Bonobo: Loom
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
Ten City: Judgment
Sylvan Esso: Free Love
Major Lazer: Music is the Weapon (Reloaded)
Illenium: Fallen Embers
Black coffee: Unconsciously
best rock album
AC/DC: Power On
Black Pumas: Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A
Chris Cornell: Nobody Sings Like You More Vol. 1
Foo Fighters: Midnight Medicine
Paul McCartney: McCartney III
Best Rock Performance
AC/DC: shot in the dark
Black Pumas: Knowing You Better
Chris Cornell: Nothing beats 2 U
Foo Fighters: Make a fire
Best metal performance
Dream theater: the extraterrestrial
Juggernaut: Pushing back the tides
Rob Zombie: Triumph of the Freak King
Best Rock Song
Weezer: all my favorite songs
Kings Of Leon: The Bandit
Mammoth WVH: Distance
Paul McCartney: Finding My Way
Foo Fighters: Waiting for a War
Best Alternative Music Album
Fleet Foxes: Shore
Halsey: If I can’t have love, I want power.
Japanese breakfast: Jubilee
Arlo Parks: collapsed under the rays of the sun
Saint-Vincent: Dad’s house