How to watch the 2022 Grammys: Watch the biggest music awards show online

It’s almost time to pull out the tuxedo from the closet and polish your acceptance speech, because music’s biggest night is almost here. That’s right, the 64th Grammy Awards are right around the corner, and you’ll be able to live-stream the entire event when it arrives on Sunday, April 3. If you’re wondering how to watch the Grammys this year, let us walk you through the process, no matter where you are in the world.

Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah returns for 2022 to host a magical evening of music’s biggest stars, with announced performances from Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Brothers Osborne and bluegrass guitar sensation Billy Strings – hoping that we will also see hard rock artists take the stage, like this electrifying performance by Metallica’s One in 1989.

The 2022 Grammy Awards at a glance

Dated: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Network: CBS (USA)
US feeds: Paramount More
Watch from abroad: ExpressVPN

Leading the pack is Jon Batiste, who earned 11 Grammy nominations for 2022, with Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER coming in second with eight each. Grammys history is also said to be made on Sunday, as Olivia Rodrigo is set to win Album, Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist. But don’t worry, not all highly produced and polished pop music will be recognized at the Grammys this year. Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Black Pumas, Chris Cornell and Deftones were all nominated for Best Rock Performance, while Mastodon, Gojira and Dream Theater are among the names in the Best Metal Performance category.

Other artists to earn nominations include Wolfgang Van Halen, Kings Of Leon, Weezer and Sir Paul McCartney – and if the former Beatle wins, he could take his total Grammys tally to a colossal 19!

How to watch the Grammys in the US

If you’re a music fanatic living in the United States and have cable, you can watch the 64th Annual Grammy Awards live via CBS on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Have you already said goodbye to cable? Well, don’t worry, because it’s also available to stream on Paramount More. They currently have a free trial on the go, so if you sign up correctly, you may not have to pay anything.

Alongside the Grammys, Paramount Plus hosts original shows such as Halo and Mayor of Kingstown, as well as reboots of epic music documentaries including Behind The Music.

How to watch the Grammys outside the US

If you live outside the United States, you might think you can’t watch your favorite artist – and band you haven’t heard of – receive their well-deserved award, but you can! Although Paramount Plus is not 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. Express VPN is our service of choice, and is currently available on a 30 day trial.

How to Use a VPN

You can get your VPN up and running in three easy steps:

1. Install your VPN. If you chose express-vpn you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s pretty much compatible with most devices you can think of.

2. Connect to an appropriate server. Select the appropriate location for the content you want to consume.

3. Go to the service you want. Now you can load and connect to Paramount Plus and get ready for your 2022 Grammys viewing party!

2022 Grammy Nominees

Here are all the nominees in these rock-friendly Grammy categories:

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
Deftones: Ohms
Foo Fighters: Make a fire

Best metal performance

Deftones: Genesis
Dream theater: the extraterrestrial
Gojira: Amazonia
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

You can check out the full list of Grammy nominations at Grammys.com.