Nominations will be announced on Friday, Dec. 7th instead of Dec. 5th

Nominations across the 84 categories of 61st Grammy Awards will be announced on Friday Dec. 7th, the award show’s parent company the Recording Academy said on Monday — two days later than its originally planned date of Wednesday, Dec. 5th. The delay is due to scheduled memorial services for former president George H.W. Bush taking place the same day.

Per a press release, “select categories” will be announced live on CBS’s CBS This Morning and on Apple Music at 8:30 ET on Friday. At 8:45, the Recording Academy will announce all the nominations across 84 categories via a few channels: Press release, the Grammy website, and the Recording Academy’s social media pages.

The upcoming Grammys — which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10th, 2019 — will be the last show presided over by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who announced earlier this year that he will step down at the end of his contract next summer. The Recording Academy has not yet released who will to take his place.

Next year’s show is also the first in which the number of nominations for the big “general field” categories (record of the year, song of the year, album of the year and best new artist) will be increased from five to eight, in an effort to open up the playing field to more diverse voices. ““Because the Grammy Awards reflect what’s happening in the ever-changing landscape of music, the Recording Academy works diligently to make sure our awards process continually evolves to meet the needs of the music community,” the organization wrote at the time to its membership of more than 20,000 artists, producers, songwriters, art directors, engineers and other industry personnel who select award winners.

Bush died in his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, and President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday a day of mourning for the former president. The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market both said their markets will be closed on Wednesday.

The new schedule of nomination announcements for the 61st Grammy Awards is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. ET on CBS This Morning: Nominations revealed in select categories
  • 8:30 a.m. ET on Apple Music: Nominations revealed in select categories
  • 8:45 a.m. ET on Complete nominations list


Tiffany Gaines
Tiffany Gaines

Entertainment Industry Executive, Tiffany Gaines, currently serving as owner and founder of Shared Success Global, has been building a name for herself as a woman of integrity and professionalism for more than a decade. Currently wearing several hats in both the entertainment and hotel industries, she has soon preserved the highest levels of professional and personal ethics by maintaining a long-term stability in providing access to a network spectrum of quality entertainment sources to both sides of the business. With a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Law and Society, she has proved herself not only as one with intelligence and skill, but also a serious determined business woman and entrepreneur. She currently represents a select few of international clientele in both Japan and China for those seeking to raise or re-position their public profile in the Entertainment Industry. She’s at present the Executive Board of Director for Forever Young Legacy, LTD, as well as the Business Manager for Curtis Young, Son of the Iconic Dr Dre, former drug kingpin, now currently Amazon’s best seller/Author and Emmy Nominated Freeway Rick Ross serving as a Prison Reform Activist, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist, Billboard charting, national recording artist and designer Christine Storm, National Recording artist Boneface of Rick Ross Music Group and Pomona Drey formerly of Doggy Style Records/Pimp On Entertainment. In addition to management, she is the CEO of LRT Entertainment, Owner and Founder of SS (Shared Success) Music Group/Blasia’s Entertainment LLC (A global online marketing agency/distribution company currently marketing and distributing for close to 4,000 artists worldwideserving as a DBA under Shared Success Global Inc.), Label Manager for Rick Ross Music Group, Chief Operations Officer for VP Churchill Inc., Vice President of the Network “Timeless” as well as the Creative Director & Producer for both Series “Timeless” and “iGobalTV" on Xperienc On-Demand, the streaming Tv Network. Xperienc On Demand has licensing on almost every major streaming app and platform of which shows aired broadcast to over 270 Million household viewers in the US alone (accessible all over the world) on all Samsung, LG and Vizeo smart TVs and smart devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Direct to Netflix, AndroidTV, Youtube TV, Chromecast, Smart TV, Roku, Pluto, Opera TV, Google Play, iTunes, Sony Playstation, Xbox and that is only the tip of the iceberg. The platform offers product placement and purchase technology, LIVE pay per view options, as well as global distribution for all musical projects. XOD is the television channel, network and the record company with distribution for both film and music. Gaines is also known as a contributor. endorser and philanthropist who finds favor in serving as the Vice President of the Foundation/Director of Media Relations for the National Prostate Awareness Association founded by the honorable former US Ambassador, Dr James Hall, one of the most accomplished individuals in the world. In addition to her extensive resume, she is also a partner and International Hotel Broker for the National Hotels Association (A global network offering hotels at discounted wholesale rates holding contracts with over 850,000 hotels worldwide) servicing her entire platform of Artists, Producers, CEO’s, Label partners, promoters, booking agencies and corporate companies saving her clients up to 75% off retail prices online. Over the years, she has held many positions of the entertainment industry from both major to independent, vastly moving around this circle on various prestigious and exclusive levels. She’s an advocate speaker for the youth, supporter of charitable non-profit organizations and meaningful causes and above all gives every bit of the credit of her works to the Most-High.

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