The 2021 Grammy Awards will honor the year’s best music this Sunday on CBS — here’s how to watch the show live


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  • The Grammy Awards honor top achievements in music over the past year.
  • The 2021 ceremony will air on March 14 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
  • For easy streaming access to CBS without cable, we recommend Paramount Plus.

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Music’s biggest stars will converge in Los Angeles for the 2021 Grammy Awards on March 14.

The Grammys honor the biggest and brightest artists in music each year. This year’s nominees include pop stars like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, who are both up for over five awards each.

The ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah, and the show will feature a number of musical performances. The lineup of artists set to perform includes Billie Eilish, Bad Bunny, BTS, Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift, and more.

If you want to catch all the action during the music industry’s biggest night, here’s how you can stream the show live this Sunday.

How to watch the 2021 Grammy Awards

CBS will air the 2021 Grammy Awards on March 14 at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch the Grammys live through CBS on cable, over-the-air TV, or streaming services with access to the CBS channel. 

One of the most affordable ways to watch the Grammys live on CBS without cable is through Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access). The service costs $6 a month for the ad-supported plan, or $10 a month for the commercial-free option. However, the “ad-free” feature only applies to on-demand shows in the Paramount Plus library.

If you sign up for Paramount Plus before March 31 you can receive a one-month trial. This is the longest trial period among major streaming services right now and it will allow you to watch the Grammys for free.

Both the ad-supported and ad-free plan include access to your live CBS station in most TV markets. That said, the ad-supported plan will be replaced by a cheaper $5 monthly option in June, and this new plan will no longer include live CBS. You can find more information in our Paramount Plus guide.

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Another option for CBS is Locast, a non-profit live TV streaming service with access to local networks. The app relies on donations to keep it afloat and is currently available in 30 markets. Though technically free, Locast will interrupt your stream every couple of minutes if you don’t pay the suggested $5 monthly donation fee.

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Other live TV streaming services with CBS include Fubo TV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and AT&T TV. These options cost between $65 and $70 a month for their base packages. They all provide a large selection of live channels, which makes them a better alternative to cable than Paramount Plus or Locast. If you want the most channels for your money, we recommend Fubo TV for its 122 channel lineup.

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2021 Grammy nominees

The Grammys feature nominations across several different categories to represent all genres of music, including a general field and specific fields for different musical styles. 

Below, we’ve listed nominees for four of the show’s top awards. You can find a full list of 2021 Grammy nominees here

Record of the year nominees 

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  • Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
  • Black Pumas – “Colors”
  • DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”
  • Doja Cat – “Say So”
  • Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”
  • Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
  • Post Malone – “Circles”
  • Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé – “Savage”

Album of the year nominees

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  • Jhené Aiko – “Chilombo”
  • Black Pumas – “Black Pumas”
  • Coldplay – “Everyday Life”
  • Jacob Collier – “Djesse Vol. 3”
  • Haim – “Women in Music Pt. III”
  • Dua Lipa – “Future Nostalgia”
  • Post Malone – “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
  • Taylor Swift – “Folklore”

Song of the year nominees

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  • Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
  • Taylor Swift – “Cardigan”
  • Post Malone – “Circles”
  • Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
  • Billie Eilish –  “Everything I Wanted”
  • H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”
  • JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – “If the World Was Ending”

Best new artist nominees

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  • Ingrid Andress
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Chika
  • Noah Cyrus
  • D Smoke
  • Doja Cat
  • Kaytranada
  • Megan Thee Stallion

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