How to watch the Grammys 2023 live tonight: Ozzy, Ghost, Chili Peppers, Måneskin and more up for awards

How to watch Grammys 2023 live and for free
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The 65th annual Grammy Awards are returning tonight – and if you want to know how to watch the Grammys 2023, we have all the information you need – including how to tune in from anywhere in the world and how to watch online for FREE (opens in new tab).

The star-spangled event will be hosted by comedian, actor and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah for the third year running and will take place at the Arena (was the Staples Center) in Los Angeles. With new categories, including best alternative music performance, and a more diverse Grammy membership body, it looks set to be a night for the whole music community to come together and celebrate the best albums, songs and performances from the last 12 months. It promises to be a special night, with the rock, metal and alternative genres well represented.

How to watch Grammys 2023 tonight: Live stream

Date: Sunday, February 5 (that's tonight!)
Time: 5pm PT / 8pm ET /1am BST
US live streams: Paramount+ (opens in new tab) / CBS and FuboTV (opens in new tab)
Outside the US: Express VPN (opens in new tab)

2023 is a pretty strong showing for the rock community (although many have denounced the categorisations). In addition to Måneskin and Wet Leg both representing in the best new artist category, this year's best rock performance category includes The Black Keys, Idles, Ozzy Osbourne and Turnstile, while the best metal performance category includes nods to Ghost, Megadeth, Muse and second appearances for both Ozzy and Turnstile. Make what you will of Turnstile and Muse being classed as 'metal'.

Up for the best rock song category are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brandi Carlile, The War On Drugs and, you guessed it, Ozzy and Turnstile.

Ozzy rears his head again in the Best Rock Album category, alongside Machine Gun Kelly, Idles and more. Ozzy is said to be "overwhelmed" at this year's noms.

New for 2023 is a best alternative music performance category, which includes nominations for Wet Leg and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 

You can see the full details of the rock, metal and alternative categories below, and all 91 categories and nominees on the official Grammy Awards 2023 (opens in new tab) website.

Live performances from the rock and metal leagues are thin on the ground this year, but alternative country star Brandi Carlile will take to the Grammy stage on the night and there's rumours of a Fall Out Boy/Weezer tribute to the Beach Boys

How to watch the Grammys live in the US tonight

The entire Grammy 2023 award ceremony will be streamed live through a number of cable channels across the US this evening. Paramount+ (opens in new tab) subscribers (formerly CBS All-Access) will be able to watch the evening unfold on their smartphone, tablet, computer or smart TV, either using the Paramount+ app or by logging on to the Paramount+ website. 

Right now, you can grab a free 7-day trial to Paramount+ (opens in new tab) and if you decide to keep your subscription going after that (although we won't tell a soul if you choose to cancel your trial straight after you've watched the Grammys), plans start at just $4.99 a month. You can also catch up on the big night afterwards using the Paramount+ on-demand service.

FuboTV (opens in new tab) will also be showing the Grammy Awards 2023 tonight and has a free trial up for grabs right now.

Without cable, you’ll be able to tune into the red carpet Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony prior to the big night on the official Grammy website (opens in new tab) and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel (opens in new tab).

Of course, if you do have cable, you can watch the Grammys on CBS. 

How to watch the Grammys outside the US tonight

Unfortunately, if you live outside the US or you're currently outside the country on holiday, you won’t have immediate access to the Grammy Awards 2023 this evening, although you’ll still be able to watch the pre-ceremony through the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel (opens in new tab)

To watch the Grammys live, you’ll need to get a VPN which will enable you to change your current IP address to the one you use back home. It's not as fiddly as you might think - you can get set up in a matter of minutes - and we recommend using a service like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

All you need to do is click on the link above, download and install the VPN. Open it up on your device - smartphone, tablet or laptop - click on a server location, pick the stream and you'll be watching tonight's music fest in no time! ExpressVPN also offer a 30-day money back guarantee AND an extra three months free if you sign up for a year. We told you we'd show you how to watch the Grammys for free!

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Grammy 2023 nominees

Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9

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These are the nominees in our favourite rock, metal and alternative categories:

Best Rock Performance
Bryan Adams: So Happy It Hurts
Beck: Old Man
The Black Keys: Wild Child
Brandi Carlile: Broken Horses
Idles: Crawl!
Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck: Patient Number 9
Turnstile: Holiday

Best Rock Album
The Black Keys: Dropout Boogie
Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The Boy Named If
Idles: Crawler
Machine Gun Kelly: Mainstream Sellout
Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9
Spoon: Lucifer On The Sofa

Best Rock Song
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Black Summer
Turnstile: Blackout
Brandi Carlile: Broken Horses
The War On Drugs: Harmonia's Dream
Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9

Best Metal Performance
Ghost: Call Me Little Sunshine
Megadeth: We'll Be Back
Muse: Kill Or Be Killed
Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi: Degradation Rules
Turnstile: Blackout

Best Alternative Music Performance
Arctic Monkeys: There'd Better Be A Mirrorball
Big Thief: Certainty
Florence + The Machine: King
Wet Leg: Chaise Longue
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Featuring Perfume Genius: Spitting Off The Edge Of The World

Best Alternative Music Album
Arcade Fire: WE
Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
Björk: Fossora
Wet Leg: Wet Leg
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Cool It Down

Head to the Grammys website (opens in new tab) for a full lists of tonight's categories and nominees.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.

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