How and When to Watch the Grammys Red Carpet Live Online

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Here we are, smack dab in the middle of awards season, and it’s time for a break from the yearly lookback at movies and TV with the Grammys. But even though the focus is different from the other awards shows this time of year, the Grammys do have one extremely important thing in common with the rest of the recent awards shows: the red carpet.
While the Grammys ceremony itself starts at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Jan. 28 on CBS, you’ll wanna tune in a couple hours earlier for the various red carpet pre-shows. You’ve got three main options for the Grammys red carpet this year — amazingly, all of them have a streaming option, but not all of them are free. Let’s run them down real quick.
The “official” Grammys red carpet coverage, hosted by Quddus, will come in two stages. It will kick off at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT on Facebook Live, on the Recording Academy’s Facebook page, as well as the CBS page and That free feed will last until 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, at which point it will continue on CBS proper until the ceremony begins. You can watch CBS over the air, on cable, or streaming through CBS All Access, which requires a subscription.
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Next we have the old staple E! with its regular red carpet telecast, just as it does for every awards show. E!’s coverage will also come in two parts, first with “E!’s Grammys Countdown” at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30p.m. PT, followed by “Live From The Red Carpet: 2018 Grammys Awards” at 5:30 ET/2:30 PT.
Unfortunately, the options for watching E! are still not as robust as we usually expect from TV networks — you can watch E! on cable or another type of TV provider, but if you want to stream E!’s red carpet coverage you’ll have to do so on the E! News mobile app for iOS and Android. The mobile streaming option, which E! refers to as the “E! Live 360 experience,” is a bit more robust than standard TV coverage, with options to switch between three different E! feeds, including the standard TV feed.
The final option for viewing the Grammys red carpet comes courtesy of Billboard, which will be broadcasting live on Twitter right here, starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT and running through the start of the show at 7:30ET/4:30 PT.
When the time does come for the Grammys ceremony itself, you can watch on CBS over the air, on cable or streaming via CBS All Access.

The Grammys have honored some major stars early in their careers — and also some head-scratchers (Debby Boone over Andy Gibb and Foreigner?)

1960: Bobby Darin • Also nominated: Edd Byrnes; Johnny Restivo; Mark Murphy; Mavis Rivers 
A smart choice of future Rock and Roll Hall of Famer behind such hits as “Splish Splash” and “Mack the Knife.”

1961: Bob Newhart • Also nominated: Joanie Sommers; Leontyne Price; Miriam Makeba; The Brothers Four 
The three-time Grammy-winning comedian went on to become a huge TV star.

1962: Peter Nero • Also nominated: Ann-Margret; Dick Gregory; The Lettermen; Timi Yuro 
The pianist and pops conductor had a long and distinguished career.

1963: Robert Goulet • Also nominated: Allan Sherman; Peter, Paul and Mary; The Four Seasons; The New Christy Minstrels; Vaughn Meader 
How could Grammy voters pass over Frankie Valli’s The Four Seaons or the folk legends Peter, Paul and Mary?

1964: The Swingle Singers • Also nominated: John Gary; Trini Lopez; The J’s with Jamie; Vikki Carr 
The classical chorus wins over singer-guitarist Trini Lopez? Um, OK.

1965: The Beatles • Also nominated: The BeatlesAntonio Carlos Jobim; Astrud Gilberto; Morgana King; Petula Clark 
Yeah, we’ve heard of these guys.

1966: Tom Jones • Also nominated: Glenn Yarbrough; Herman’s Hermits; Horst Jankowski; Marilyn Maye; Sonny & Cher; The Byrds 
The Welsh singer seemed old-fashioned even at the time — especially compared to the Byrds.

1968: Bobbie Gentry • Also nominated: Harpers Bizarre; Jefferson Airplane; Lana Cantrell; The 5th Dimension 
(No award given in 1967.) The country star was one of the genre’s first to write her own material.

1969: José Feliciano • Also nominated: Cream; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; Jeannie C. Riley; O. C. Smith 
Feliz Navidad!

1970: Crosby, Stills & Nash • Also nominated: Chicago; Led Zeppelin; Oliver; The Neon Philharmonic 

1971: The Carpenters • Also nominated: Anne Murray; Elton John; Melba Moore; The Partridge Family 
Poor Elton. At least the Partridge Family didn’t win.

1972: Carly Simon • Also nominated: Bill Withers; Chase; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

1973: America • Also nominated: Eagles; Harry Chapin; John Prine; Loggins and Messina 
The Eagles were robbed!

1974: Bette Midler • Also nominated: Barry White; Eumir Deodato; Marie Osmond; Maureen McGovern 
Bette over Barry White? Interesting…

1975: Marvin Hamlisch • Also nominated: Bad Company; David Essex; Graham Central Station; Johnny Bristol; Phoebe Snow 
Another old-fashioned choice.

1976: Natalie Cole • Also nominated: Amazing Rhythm Aces; Brecker Brothers; KC and the Sunshine Band; Morris Albert 

1977: Starland Vocal Band • Also nominated: Boston; Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band; The Brothers Johnson; Wild Cherry 

1978: Debby Boone • Also nominated: Andy Gibb; Foreigner; Shaun Cassidy; Stephen Bishop
Another boring, safe choice that snubs legends like Gibb and Foreigner. Doesn’t feel like the first time the Grammys have gone the wrong way.

1979: A Taste of Honey • Also nominated: Chris Rea; Elvis Costello; The Cars; Toto 
Really?! You pass over Elvis Costello and The Cars for the “Boogie Oogie Oogie” duo?

1980: Rickie Lee Jones • Also nominated: Dire Straits; Robin Williams; The Blues Brothers; The Knack

1981: Christopher Cross • Also nominated: Amy Holland; Irene Cara; Robbie Dupree; The Pretenders 
The “Sailing” guy bests the Pretenders? Take me away.

1982: Sheena Easton • Also nominated: Adam and the Ants; James Ingram;Luther Vandross; The Go-Go’s 
Love Sheena, but Luther and the G0-Gos made a bigger impact.

1983: Men at Work • Also nominated: Asia; Jennifer Holliday; Stray Cats; The Human League

1984: Culture Club • Also nominated: Big Country; Eurythmics; Men Without Hats; Musical Youth 
Boy George vs. Annie Lennox.

1985: Cyndi Lauper • Also nominated: Corey Hart; Frankie Goes to Hollywood; Sheila E.; The Judds
The Grammys got this one right.

1986: Sade • Also nominated: A-ha; Freddie Jackson; Katrina and the Waves; Julian Lennon

1987: Bruce Hornsby and the Range • Also nominated: Glass Tiger; Nu Shooz; Simply Red; Timbuk3

1988: Jody Watley • Also nominated: Breakfast Club; Cutting Crew; Terence Trent D’Arby; Swing Out Sister

1989: Tracy Chapman • Also nominated: Rick Astley; Take 6; Toni Childs; Vanessa L. Williams 
At least the Grammys didn’t Rick-roll Tracy Chapman.

1990: [Milli Vanilli] • Also nomianted: Indigo Girls; Neneh Cherry; Soul II Soul; Tone Lōc
Granted, the Grammys rescinded the award after the pop duo Milli Vanilli were exposed as lip-syncers of other vocalists. But the fact that they beat great artists like Indigo Girls and Tone Lōc in the first place is embarrassing.

1991: Mariah Carey • Also nominated: Lisa Stansfield; The Black Crowes; The Kentucky Headhunters; Wilson Phillips
One year after the Milli Vanilli debacle, Grammy voters got it right.

1992: Marc Cohn • Also nominated: Boyz II Men; C+C Music Factory; Color Me Badd; Seal 
Another vanilla choice in a year in which Boys II Men and Seal were both contenders.

1993: Arrested Development • Also nominated: Billy Ray Cyrus; Jon Secada; Kris Kross; Sophie B. Hawkins
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1994: Toni Braxton • Also nominated: Belly; Blind Melon; Digable Planets; SWV
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1995: Sheryl Crow • Also nominated: Ace of Base; Counting Crows; Crash Test Dummies; Green Day 
Green Day gets no love.

1996: Hootie & the Blowfish • Also nominated: Alanis Morissette; Brandy; Joan Osborne; Shania Twain 
Guess Darius Rucker’s band name didn’t effectively warn Grammy voters that it would not withstand the test of time.

1997: LeAnn Rimes • Also nominated: Garbage; Jewel; No Doubt; The Tony Rich Project

1998: Paula Cole • Also nominated: Erykah Badu; Fiona Apple; Hanson; Puff Daddy 
I don’t wanna wait… for my career to be outshone.

1999: Lauryn Hill • Also nominated: Andrea Bocelli; Backstreet Boys; Dixie Chicks; Natalie Imbruglia
What a really strong year for new artists.

2000: Christina Aguilera • Also nominated: Britney Spears; Kid Rock; Macy Gray; Susan Tedeschi 
Xtina beat Britney!?

2001: Shelby Lynne • Also nominated: Brad Paisley; Jill Scott; Papa Roach; Sisqó 
Lynne wins on her sixth studio album — and beats future country superstar Brad Paisley?

2002: Alicia Keys • Also nominated: David Gray; India.Arie’ Linkin Park; Nelly Furtado

2003: Norah Jones • Also nominated: Ashanti; Avril Lavigne; John Mayer; Michelle Branch 
Whatever happened to Norah Jones?

2004: Evanescence • Also nominated: 50 Cent; Fountains of Wayne; Heather Headley; Sean Paul

2005: Maroon 5 • Also nominated: Gretchen; Wilson; Los Lonely Boys; Joss Stone; Kanye West 
It’s a wonder Yeezy didn’t storm the stage to demand a recount.

2006: John Legend • Also nominated: Ciara; Fall Out Boy; Keane; Sugarland

2007: Carrie Underwood • Also nominated: Chris Brown; Corinne Bailey Rae; Imogen Heap; James Blunt

2008: Amy Winehouse • Also nominated: Feist; Ledisi; Paramore; Taylor Swift
Sorry, TSwift. Hard to argue with this choice of a gone-too-soon legend.

2009: Adele • Also nominated: Duffy, Jonas Brothers, Jazmine Sullivan, Lady Antebellum

2010: Zac Brown Band • Also nominated: Keri Hilson, MGMT, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings

2011: Esperanza Spalding • Also nominated: Drake, Florence and the Machine, Justin Bieber, Mumford & Sons 
Another head-scratcher.

2012: Bon Iver • Also nominated: J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, The Band Perry 

2013: Fun • Also nominated: Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes, Frank Ocean, The Lumineers 
Does anyone even remember Fun?

2014: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis • Also nominated: Ed Sheeran, James Blake, Kacey Musgraves, Kendrick Lamar

2015: Sam Smith • Also nominated: Bastille, Brandy Clark, Haim, Iggy Azalea

2016: Meghan Trainor  • Also nominated: Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Tori Kelly, Sam Hunt

2017: Chance the Rapper •  Also nominated: Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, Anderson Paak

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The Grammys have honored some major stars early in their careers — and also some head-scratchers (Debby Boone over Andy Gibb and Foreigner?)

The Grammys have honored some major stars early in their careers — and also some head-scratchers (Debby Boone over Andy Gibb and Foreigner?)

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