61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS TO AIR SUNDAY FEB 10th 2019 LIVE ON CBS FROM STAPLES CENTER LA LIVE RECORDING ACADEMY™ TO ANNOUNCE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS ON DEC. 5th, 2018 The Recording Academy™ announced key dates and deadlines for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Music's Biggest Night® returns to Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Nominations for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, and will honor the best in recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018. "We are delighted to host the world's premier music event back in our hometown and look forward to celebrating the remarkable musical contributions made by songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers, and recording artists," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "As always, GRAMMY® season will kick off with a series of events that showcase various genres of music, educational programs, and our charitable initiatives. We look forward to working with our Los Angeles partners to produce some remarkable and unforgettable events." 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS TO AIR SUNDAY FEB 10th 2019 LIVE ON CBS Key dates and deadlines for the 61st GRAMMY Awards process and GRAMMY Week events are as follows: Monday, July 2, 2018 Online Entry Process Opens Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 Online Entry Process Closes Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 First-Round of Voting Opens Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 First-Round of Voting Closes Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Nominees Announced for 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 Final-Round of Voting Opens Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 Final-Round of Voting Closes Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 Producers & Engineers Wing® GRAMMY Week celebration Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 Music Educator Award™ Presentation GRAMMY In The Schools® Live! Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation MusiCares® Person of the Year Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Reception Clive Davis' and the Recording Academy's Pre-GRAMMY Gala Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards GRAMMY Celebration® Additional information regarding media and publicist credentials for the red carpet and media center can be found here. ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators. For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.