The road to the 60th annual Grammy Awards starts for voters now with approximately six weeks between voting and nominations for album and single releases between the October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 eligibility period. Below are this year’s key deadlines for Academy members, from the first round of online voting to the unveiling of each winner at the January 2018 ceremony itself.
Grammy nomination predictions from AwardsWatch will be up in the coming weeks. Top contenders this year are likely to be Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Lorde and Lady Gaga.
ROAD TO THE 2018 GRAMMYS:
Oct. 16, 2017
First round of online voting begins
Oct. 29, 2017
Deadline for first round of online voting
Nov. 15, 2017
Last day to become a member to vote in the final round
Nov. 28, 2017
Dec. 7, 2017
Final round of online voting begins
Dec. 21, 2017
Deadline for final round of online voting
Jan. 28, 2018
60th annual Grammy Awards live telecast from Madison Square Garden on CBS, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT.