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, Owner and Founder of Shared Success Global (A global online marketing agency/distribution company currently marketing and distributing for over 4000 artists and 40 sub labels worldwide), has been building a name for herself as a woman of integrity and professionalism for more than a decade. Gaines graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and an emphasis in Law and Society. She has since proved herself as not only one with intelligence and skill, but also a dedicated business woman and entrepreneur. Currently wearing several hats in both the entertainment and hotel industries, she has 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. She’s at present, the business manager for Curtis Young, son of the Iconic Dr Dre, former drug kingpin, now currently Amazon’s best seller/Emmy Nominated/Author Freeway Rick Ross, Pomona Drey, formerly of Doggy Style Records/Pimpon Entertainment, American Rapper X-Raided, Son of the late legendary Nate Dogg, Lil Nate Dogg, Billboard charting, national recording artist/fashion designer Christine Storm and 9 times award winning actor Charles D. Clark. In addition to Management, PR and Media Services, she is currently the CEO of LRT Entertainment, Label Manager for Rick Ross Music Group, Chief Operating Officer of Amada Records, Senior Marketing Director of VP Churchill Inc (A high-end apparel company providing options of expression that allow sophisticated consumers to set their own unique distinctions through customization and sublimation. ) and one of the executive directors and content providers of Xperienc. (A three-prong company, catering to the distribution needs in music, videos on demand, streaming services for television shows, short films, movies, documentaries etc licensed with TV app platforms such as Samsung TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku TV, Firestick, Playstation, Xbox) just to name a few. Gaines is also a partner and international hotel broker for the National Hotel’s 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 owners, promoters, booking agencies and corporate companies saving her clients up to 75% off retail prices online. Over the years, she has held many positions 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 such as The National Prostate Awareness Association serving on the board of directors spearheading as director of Media Relations and other meaningful causes of the like. And above all gives credit of her works to the Most-High.


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