The 2018 Grammy Awards (What To Expect And How To Watch)


When: Sunday January, 28th at 7:30 pm EST

Where: Madison Square Garden

Channel: CBS

The most important day of the year for music artist and fans are the Grammy awards. These awards are designed to celebrate the various achievements in music throughout the year and are a mainstay in many individual’s viewing annual viewing schedule.

People tune into the Grammy Awards every year to see the best artists of the music industry receive awards. In addition to this there are many memorable moments and live performances. These moments are the biggest reason that people come back year after year to watch the Grammy Awards.

Here are the details that you need to know about the show including ways to stream the show live.

What are The Grammy Awards


First held in 1959, the Grammy Awards (named after the Gramophone shape of the award) is an annual event that is held to celebrate the accomplishments of various individuals in the music industry. Throughout the years many popular artists have found their way onto the Grammy stage and there have been countless unforgettable moments, such as speeches and musical performances.

This year looks to be no different, as the 2018 Grammy Awards looks to try and top the events from years past.

Who Is The Host Of The Grammy Awards?


This year the big night is hosted by James Corden. Corden is no stranger to hosting as he can be seen weeknights hosting The Late Show with James Corden. He’s perfect for the Grammys since the most famous feature of his late night show is Carpool Karaoke. The segment showcases Croden singing along side the best pop singers in the world. He is returning to fulfill his hosting duties for the second year in a row.

Who Is Performing At The Grammys?


Whether or not you care about the awards, there is no denying that there will be some spectacular performances. The list of scheduled artists can only be described in two words: Star-Studded. The 2018 Grammy’s will feature performances by:

  • Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic
  • Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church
  • Childish Gambino
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
  • Elton John and Miley Cyrus
  • Ke$ha
  • Lady Gaga
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Little Big Town
  • Patti LuPone and Ben Platt (Broadway Tribute)
  • Bruno Mars and Cardi B
  • Pink
  • SZA
  • U2

Who Are The Most Notable Nominees?

It’s no surprise that “Despacito” up for Record of the Year, but Justin Bieber will be squaring up against Childish Gambino, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars. Childish Gambino, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, and Lorde are nominated in the Album of the Year category. Song of the Year is between “Despacito,” “4:44,” “Issues,” “1-800-273-8255,” and “That’s What I Like.”

For the first time since 2003 the Grammys will be held in New York City. The 2018 Grammy Awards will be broadcast from Madison Square Garden and they will air on CBS on January 28, at 7:30 PM EST.

How to Stream the 2018 Grammy Awards

CBS All-Access

CBS All Access is the CBS networks own streaming service that gives users access to all of CBS’ popular programs both streaming on demand. While this includes shows such as NCIS, CSI, and Big Bang Theory, this also includes live events such as the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Give CBS All Access a try. They have a FREE Trial if you want to give it a test drive.

DirecTV Now

DirecTV NOW offers CBS as a part of all of their packages, including the base “Live A Little” package.  This has over 60 channels for a price of $35/month with the option to add movie channels for an additional $5 to $8 per month.

If you want to sample it before subscribing, they offer a FREE TRIAL.

Hulu  With Live TV

While a lot of people use Hulu already, with it being one of the most popular streaming services out there, few know about or use Hulu’s live TV option. Hulu with Live TV is something that is fairly new to the service and allows users to watch both on-demand and live television right on any compatible device.

This live TV option includes the CBS network, which gives you a way to watch the Grammy Awards live on January 28. Simply search for “Hulu with Live TV” on Google or go into your Hulu account options to find out how to use this new service from Hulu.


While it won’t be streaming live on YouTube, if you happen to miss anything from the Grammy Awards or you want to relive a certain moment, it is almost a guarantee that it will end up on YouTube.

While you may have to wait a day or two after airing to watch any Grammy moments, if you enter what exactly you are looking for in the YouTube search bar, you will likely find it somewhere.

YouTube TV

However, if you would like to see show live YouTube TV has CBS included in their channel line up. For $35/month you get over 50 channels plus unlimited cloud DVR. It’s worth a try.

Over The Air Antenna

A good Over-The-Air Antenna delivers a clear picture and many channels that you can’t typically get with on on-demand streaming services and some live streaming services. You can combine an antenna with a DVR and your favorite streaming services for a complete cord-cutting experience.


While there are not many options out there as there may be for other networks (due to CBS having there own streaming service), there are still ways to watch the 2018 Grammy Awards online without the need for cable. So, if you’re out-and-about or otherwise away from your TV on Grammy night, you’ll still be able to watch the event and enjoy the memories!

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