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How to watch Grammys 2022 live tonight: Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Paul McCartney and more up for awards

How to watch Grammys 2022 live and for free
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After a scaled back 2021 event and a postponement from January this year, the Grammy Awards are returning tonight – and if you want to know how to watch the Grammys 2022, we have all the information you need – including how to tune in from anywhere in the world and how to watch for FREE this evening (opens in new tab).

Tonight's event will be hosted once again by Trevor Noah and will take place at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom, Las Vegas – the first time the city has held the ceremony. It’ll be a night for the whole music community to come together after a turbulent few years and celebrate the best albums, songs and performances from the 12 months or so in diverse range of genres. It promises to be something special, with the rock, metal and alternative genres well represented.

How to watch Grammys 2022: Live stream

Date: Sunday, April 3 (that's tonight!)
Time: 5pm PT / 8pm ET /1am BST
US live streams: Paramount+ (opens in new tab) (plus on-demand) / CBS, Hulu Live TV (opens in new tab), and FuboTV (opens in new tab).

Artists including AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Chris Cornell, Steven Wilson, Weezer, Wolfgang Van Halen's Mammoth WVH, Deftones, Joe Bonamassa, Dream Theater, Gojira, Mastodon, Rob Zombie and Mike Shinoda are representing rock and metal, while Fleet Foxes, Halsey, Japanese Breakfast, Arlo Parks and St. Vincent are on the shortlist in the alternative music category.

The Foo Fighters were due to perform this evening but have understandably cancelled following the death of Taylor Hawkins on Friday 25 March. Instead, we're expecting to see a tribute to the late drummer. 

You can find the full list of 86 categories and all the nominees on the official Grammy Awards 2022 (opens in new tab) website.

How to watch the Grammys live in the US tonight

The entire Grammy 2022 award ceremony will be streamed live through a number of cable channels across the US tonight. 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 if you choose to cancel your trial straight after you've watched the Grammys), plans start at $4.99 a month. You can also catch up on the big night afterwards using the Paramount+ on-demand service.

Other channels showing the Grammy Awards 2022 include Hulu Live TV (opens in new tab) and FuboTV (opens in new tab) – and again, both have free trials available 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 2022, although you’ll still be able to watch the pre-ceremony through the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel (opens in new tab). While Paramount+ is coming to UK, European and Far Eastern audiences later this year, the launch will come too late to watch all the Grammy goings-on, which we hope won’t be as controversial as last weekend’s Oscar's slap-fest.

To watch the Grammys live tonight, 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 2022 nominees

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

Best Rock Album
AC/DC: Power Up
Black Pumas: Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A
Chris Cornell: No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
Foo Fighters: Medicine At Midnight
Paul McCartney: McCartney III

Best Rock Performance
AC/DC: Shot In The Dark
Black Pumas: Know You Better
Chris Cornell: Nothing Compares 2 U
Deftones: Ohms
Foo Fighters: Making A Fire

Best Metal Performance
Deftones: Genesis
Dream Theater: The Alien
Gojira: Amazonia
Mastodon: Pushing The Tides
Rob Zombie: The Triumph Of King Freak

Best Rock Song
Weezer: All My Favorite Songs
Kings Of Leon: The Bandit
Mammoth WVH: Distance
Paul McCartney: Find My Way
Foo Fighters: Waiting On A War

Best Alternative Music Album
Fleet Foxes: Shore
Halsey: If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power
Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee
Arlo Parks: Collapsed In Sunbeams
St. Vincent: Daddy's Home

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

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.