The GRAMMY Awards are Music’s Biggest Night®, but it takes the whole year to get there. Have you ever wondered how the process works?
*2022 Rules and Guidelines for the 65th GRAMMY Awards are coming soon.
Oct. 1, 2021 — Sept. 30, 2022
All eligible awards entries must be released within this timeframe
The First Round is open to submit entries in the Online Entry Process
The Final Round is open to submit entries in the Online Entry Process
The First Round voting period is open for all Voting Members
The Final Round voting period is open for all Voting Members
The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast and Premiere Ceremonies
New for 2021
This year, the Recording Academy made several significant changes to the GRAMMY Awards process.
Recordings have to be submitted during the Online Entry period to be eligible for GRAMMY® consideration.
Eligibility and Genre Screening
The Recording Academy Awards Department and Screening Committees ensure the 20,000+ entries are in the appropriate categories.
How It Works:
Awards Department Review:
The Recording Academy Awards Department reviews each entry to confirm eligibility.
Once eligibility has been confirmed, submissions are then sorted by genre-based Screening Committees.
More than 300 experts across various musical Fields meet to ensure that recordings are placed in the proper Categories. From there, we arrive at the official First Round ballot.
GRAMMY Awards TBD
Music’s Biggest Night! GRAMMY winners are announced at the Annual GRAMMY Awards & Premiere Ceremony.