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How to stream the 2021 Grammy Awards

Music's biggest night.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Mar 13, 2021   Updated on Mar 12, 2021, 8:21 am CST

The 2021 Grammy Awards are this Sunday, marking the ceremony’s 63rd year.

This year, Queen B is the one to beat. Beyonce received the most nominations including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. There’s still plenty of glory to go around for other performers. Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift all have six nominations each.

And yes, because of the still ongoing pandemic, there will be no audience. But that just means performances from Billie Eilish, BTS, Bad Bunny, Cardi B, Harry Styles, and countless more will hit that much harder.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream the 2021 Grammy Awards.

What is 2021 Grammy Awards?

  • Airtime: Sunday, March 14 at 8pm EST
  • Channel: CBS
  • Genre: Award show
  • Host: Trevor Noah

How to stream 2021 Grammy Awards

CBS is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.

2021 Grammy Awards on Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream CBS because you also gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.

2021 Grammy Awards on FuboTV

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind, making it a popular pick for those looking to watch CBS. There are different channel packages available, whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. In addition to the niche entertainment options, all the great cable channels you need are there too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC.

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CBS on Sling TV

Sling offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $35per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $15 per month. To be clear, CBS is not normally available on Sling, but through the magic of AirTV, you can get all your local channels in a system that plays nice with Sling. A complete AirTV set up will allow you to get all your local channels and free you up to choose Sling—if a lack of CBS is what’s holding you back.

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How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge your CBS affiliate and other local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.

2021 Grammy Awards on AT&T TV Now

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, so using the company to stream CBS seems like an obvious choice. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

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2021 Grammy Awards on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: In addition to CBS, there are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) entertained for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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2021 Grammy Award nominations

Record of the Year

  • “Black Parade” – Beyoncé
  • “Colors” – Black Pumas
  • “Rockstar” – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “Say So” – Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  • “Circles” – Post Malone
  • “Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Album of the Year

  • Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
  • Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) – Black Pumas
  • Everyday Life – Coldplay
  • Djesse Vol. 3 – Jacob Collier
  • Women in Music Pt. III – Haim
  • Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
  • Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
  • Folklore – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

  • “Black Parade”
  • “The Box”
  • “Cardigan”
  • “Circles”
  • “Don’t Start Now”
  • “Everything I Wanted”
  • “I Can’t Breathe”
  • “If the World Was Ending”

Best New Artist

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Chika
  • D Smoke
  • Doja Cat
  • Kaytranada
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Yummy” – Justin Bieber
  • “Say So” – Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  • “Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
  • “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Un Dia (One Day)” – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
  • “Intentions” – Justin Bieber featuring Quavo
  • “Dynamite” – BTS
  • “Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
  • “Exile” – Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Blue Umbrella – (Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian
  • True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter – Harry Connick Jr.
  • American Standard – James Taylor
  • Unfollow the Rules – Rufus Wainwright
  • Judy – Renée Zellweger

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Changes – Justin Bieber
  • Chromatica – Lady Gaga
  • Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
  • Fine Line – Harry Styles
  • Folklore – Taylor Swift

Dance/electronic music

Best Dance Recording

  • “On My Mind” – Diplo & Sidepiece
  • “My High” – Disclosure, Aminé and Slowthai
  • “The Difference” – Flume featuring Toro y Moi
  • “Both of Us” – Jayda G
  • “10%” – Kaytranada featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Kick I – Arca
  • Energy – Disclosure
  • Planet’s Mad – Baauer
  • Bubba – Kaytranada
  • Good Faith – Madeon

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Axiom – Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
  • Chronology of a Dream: Live at The Village Vanguard – Jon Batiste
  • Take the Stairs – Black Violin
  • Americana – Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell
  • Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance

  • “The Steps” – HAIM
  • “Stay High” – Brittany Howard
  • “Not” – Big Thief
  • “Shameika” – Fiona Apple
  • “Kyoto” – Phoebe Bridgers
  • “Daylight” – Grace Potter

Best Metal Performance

  • “Bum-Rush” – Body Count
  • “Underneath” – Code Orange
  • “The In-Between” – In This Moment
  • “Bloodmoney” – Poppy
  • “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” – Power Trip

Best Rock Song

  • “Kyoto”
  • “Lost in Yesterday”
  • “Not”
  • “Shameika”
  • “Stay High”

Best Rock Album

  • A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.
  • Kiwanuka – Michael Kiwanuka
  • Daylight – Grace Potter
  • Sound & Fury – Sturgill Simpson
  • The New Abnormal – The Strokes

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple
  • Hyperspace – Beck
  • Punisher – Phoebe Bridgers
  • Jaime – Brittany Howard
  • The Slow Rush – Tame Impala

Best R&B Performance

  • “Lightning & Thunder” – Jhené Aiko featuring John Legend
  • “Black Parade” – Beyoncé
  • “All I Need” – Jacob Collier featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign
  • “Goat Head” – Brittany Howard
  • “See Me” – Emily King

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Sit On Down” – The Baylor Project featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor
  • “Wonder What She Thinks of Me” – Chloe x Halle
  • “Let Me Go” – Mykal Kilgore
  • “Anything for You” – Ledisi
  • “Distance” – Yebba

Best R&B Song

  • “Better Than I Imagine”
  • “Black Parade”
  • “Collide”
  • “Do It”
  • “Slow Down”

Best Progressive R&B Album

  • Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
  • Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle
  • Free Nationals – Free Nationals
  • Fuck Yo Feelings – Robert Glasper
  • It Is What It Is – Thundercat

Best R&B Album

  • Happy 2 Be Here – Ant Clemons
  • Take Time – Giveon
  • To Feel Love/D – Luke James
  • Bigger Love – John Legend
  • All Rise – Gregory Porter

Best Rap Performance

  • “Deep Reverence” – Big Sean featuring Nipsey Hussle
  • “Bop” – DaBaby
  • “Whats Poppin” – Jack Harlow
  • “The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby
  • “Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
  • “Dior” – Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance

  • “Rockstar” – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “Laugh Now Cry Later” – Drake featuring Lil Durk
  • “Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
  • “The Box” – Roddy Ricch
  • “Highest in the Room” – Travis Scott

Best Rap Song

  • “The Bigger Picture”
  • “The Box”
  • “Laugh Now Cry Later”
  • “Rockstar”
  • “Savage”

Best Rap Album

  • Black Habits – D Smoke
  • Alfredo – Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
  • A Written Testimony – Jay Electronica
  • King’s Disease – Nas
  • The Allegory – Royce da 5’9″

Best Country Solo Performance

  • “Stick That in Your Country Song” – Eric Church
  • “Who You Thought I Was” – Brandy Clark
  • “When My Amy Prays” – Vince Gill
  • “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Black Like Me” – Mickey Guyton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • “All Night” – Brothers Osborne
  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
  • “Ocean” – Lady A
  • “Sugar Coat” – Little Big Town
  • “Some People Do” – Old Dominion

Best Country Song

  • “Bluebird”
  • “The Bones”
  • “Crowded Table”
  • “More Hearts Than Mine”
  • “Some People Do”

Best Country Album

  • Nightfall – Little Big Town
  • Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
  • Never Will – Ashley McBryde
  • Lady Like – Ingrid Andress
  • Your Life Is a Record – Brandy Clark

Best New Age Album

  • Songs from the Bardo – Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith
  • Periphery – Priya Darshini
  • Form//Less – Superposition
  • More Guitar Stories – Jim “Kimo” West
  • Meditations – Cory Wong & Jon Batiste

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “Guinnevere” – Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, soloist
  • “Pachamama” – Regina Carter, soloist
  • “Tomorrow is the Question” – Julian Lage, soloist
  • “Celia” – Gerald Clayton, soloist
  • “All Blues” – Chick Corea, soloist
  • “Moe Honk” – Joshua Redman, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • ONA – Thana Alexa
  • Secrets are the Best Stories – Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez
  • Modern Ancestors – Carmen Lundy
  • Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper – Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band
  • What’s the Hurry – Kenny Washington

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • on the tender spot of every calloused moment – Ambrose Akinmusire
  • Waiting Game – Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science
  • Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard – Gerald Clayton
  • Trilogy 2 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade
  • RoundAgain – Redman Mehldau McBride Blade

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Dialogues on Race – Gregg August
  • Monk’estra Plays John Beasley – John Beasley
  • The Intangible Between – Orrin Evans and The Captain Black Big Band
  • Songs You Like a Lot – John Hollenbeck with Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace and The Frankfurt Radio Big Band
  • Data Lords – Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Tradiciones – Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra
  • Four Questions – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • City of Dreams – Chico Pinheiro
  • Viento y Tiempo – Live at Blue Note Tokyo – Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola
  • Trane’s Delight – Poncho Sanchez

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • “Wonderful is Your Name”
  • “Release (Live)”
  • “Come Together”
  • “Won’t Let Go”
  • “Movin’ On”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • “The Blessing (Live)”
  • “Sunday Morning”
  • “Holy Water”
  • “Famous For (I Believe)”
  • “There Was Jesus”

Best Gospel Album

  • 2econd Wind: ReadY – Anthony Brown & group therAPy
  • My Tribute – Myron Butler
  • Choirmaster – Ricky Dillard
  • Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton
  • Kierra – Kierra Sheard

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Run to The Father – Cody Carnes
  • All of My Best Friends – Hillsong Young & Free
  • Holy Water – We the Kingdom
  • Citizen of Heaven – Tauren Wells
  • Jesus is King – Kanye West

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Beautiful Day – Mark Bishop
  • 20/20 – The Crabb Family
  • What Christmas Really Means – The Erwins
  • Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album) – Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • Something Beautiful – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2021, 9:00 am CST