2024 Grammy Awards: First Round Voting to End on October 20

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh October 11, 2023 9:13 PM EDT

The first round of voting for the 2024 Grammy Awards, which opened Wednesday, October 11, 2023, will end Friday, October 20, 2023, the Recording Academy has announced.

The process will allow Recording Academy members and Grammy voters to decide who will be nominated for the 66th Grammy Awards, scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2024.

Each year, the Grammy Awards journey begins with the first round of voting, determining the nominees for the annual ceremony.

Nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards will be announced Friday, November 10, 2023, before the final round of voting comes off Thursday, December 14, 2023, to Thursday, January 4, 2024. 

The final round of voting ultimately determines the Grammy winners across all categories which are revealed on the Grammy night.

Organizers say it is crucial for all Recording Academy voting members to actively participate in both the first and final rounds of voting.

“This will ensure that all eligible artists, musicians, and creators are fairly evaluated based on their artistic and technical merits and will help the wider music community determine the leading music of the year, as voted on by their peers,” the Recording Academy noted.

“The ballots Grammy voters submit during First Round Voting this month will determine the nominees at the 2024 Grammys, which will be announced this November, so it’s essential to get involved from the beginning,” the statement continued.

As the only peer-voted award in music, the Grammy Award is the highest honor in all of music.

Grammy nominees and winners are determined by voting members, who are composed of a pool of vetted and venerable performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, instrumentalists, and other creators working in the recording industry.

Music’s biggest night will air live from the Arena in Los Angeles, United States of America (USA). It will stream on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+.

The 2024 Grammys has three new categories: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album, and Best Pop Dance Recording.

The winners of the new categories will be the first-ever recipients of the awards.

According to Recording Academy CEO, Harvey Mason Jr, the newly announced categories “are part of larger Grammy Award voting procedural updates aimed at further evolving the Awards structure and making the Grammy Award process more fair, transparent and accurate.”