No, You Can’t Buy a Ticket for the 2020 Grammy Awards

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Music’s greatest evening is right here. Some of the largest pop stars of the second, from Billie Eilish to Ariana Grande to Little Nas X to BTS, are about to descend on the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the place the Recording Academy will hand out awards for the tune of the 12 months, finest new artist, and extra. 

While the Grammys are presently mired in behind-the-scenes controversy, that’s unlikely to cease individuals from turning out for the large occasion. Millions extra will tune in to observe the present on TV. But when you’re a fan who’s questioning if it’s potential to witness the awards ceremony in particular person, don’t get your hopes up. Getting a ticket to the Grammy Awards isn’t any simple feat. 

The common public can’t purchase tickets to the Grammy Awards 

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When the 2020 Grammy Awards kick off on Jan. 26, most people in attendance can be music trade insiders. While it’s potential to purchase tickets to the occasion, that you must be a member of the Recording Academy to take action. And even then, your possibilities of getting one aren’t nice. Tickets sometimes promote out in lower than a minute, Recording Academy member Mary Mazurek defined in a 2018 article for WFMT. 

Nominees get tickets to the Grammys 

Artists who’re nominated for a Grammy Award additionally get tickets to the occasion. Nominees who’re members of the Academy get two free tickets and can purchase two extra tickets at a most popular member worth, in keeping with an FAQ on the Grammys web site. Artists who aren’t members of the Academy get a single free ticket, plus the choice to purchase one ticket on the discounted worth and two extra tickets on the common worth. 

Basically, your finest guess if you’re dreaming of attending the Grammys in particular person is to cozy as much as a member of the Recording Academy — ideally one who occurs to be nominated for an award. 

How to observe the 2020 Grammys at dwelling 

While you in all probability gained’t be capable of attend the Grammys in particular person, you may nonetheless watch the ceremony at dwelling. The dwell tv broadcast begins at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. (Red carpet protection begins at 7 p.m. ET.) You also can stream the occasion on CBS.com or by means of CBS All Access. Alicia Keys is the host. Performers embrace Aerosmith, Gwen Stefani, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato. 

Serious music followers also can watch the 2020 Grammy Premiere Ceremony, which is hosted by Imogen Heap. It can be streamed dwell on Grammy.com from 12:30-3:30 p.m. PT (3:30-6:30 ET) and have performances from Nicola Benedetti, Chick Corea, Yola, and others. 

The greatest awards of the evening — comparable to album of the 12 months — are handed out in the course of the dwell telecast. But the vast majority of this 12 months’s 84 Grammy Awards, together with in these within the classical, jazz, and gospel classes, will truly be introduced in the course of the Premiere Ceremony.

Read extra: Will Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato Reunite At the 2020 Grammy Awards?

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