Just weeks after the 63rd annual Grammy Awards wrapped up, with Taylor Swift taking home Album of the Year for folklore and plenty of country highlights, plans for next year’s show have been announced — and fingers crossed, we could be returning to the good old days.
Revealing their plans on Wednesday (March 31), organizers from The Recording Academy say the 64th Annual Grammy Awards show head back inside Los Angeles’ Staples Center — the traditional site of the live, in-person ceremony. The three-and-a-half hour show will air live on January 31, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will be viewable on the CBS and Paramount+.
The news arrives after Grammy planners scrambled for a hybrid ceremony due to COVID-19, moving much of the 2021 evening outside the arena and to remote locations.
Swift’s folklore win made history as she is now one of only a handful of artists to win three Album of the Year Grammys, and other country moments on the night included wins by Miranda Lambert (Album of the Year, Wildcard) and a record-setting victory by Dan + Shay, who took home Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the third straight year — this time for “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber. Meanwhile, passionate performances were delivered by Mickey Guyton (“Black Like Me”), Maren Morris and John Mayer (“The Bones”), and more.