64th GRAMMY Awards: Everything You Need To Know About Final Round Voting
Editor's Note: The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show has been postponed. Read a Joint Statement from the Recording Academy and CBS here.
Now that the first voting period has passed, did you know that Final Round voting determines the recipients of the annual GRAMMY Awards? Yes — it’s that crucial to the Recording Academy’s process.
As Academy members prepare to cast their votes, GRAMMY.com has assembled a guide to remind our voters, members and the larger music community of recent updates and details on our voting process.
This way, everyone involved can stay abreast of the facts about Final Round voting.
IMPORTANT: Starting Nov. 9, all Recording Academy members are required to update their Recording Academy account password before Dec. 6.
Final Round Voting: Mon., Dec. 6, 2021 — Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022
64th GRAMMY Awards Telecast: Mon., Jan. 31, 2022
View The Nominees
The full list of nominations covering all 86 categories, as well as additional GRAMMYs information and past nominees and winners, can be accessed at any time at GRAMMY.com/Awards; information about the ceremony and nominees for the 64th GRAMMY Awards will be added at a later date. See a full list of the adjustments to the 64th GRAMMY Awards nominations list.
Voting As A Peer
The power of the GRAMMY lies in its peer voting system, and each individual creator votes only in the fields and categories in which they work and are truly a peer within the genre. This makes the GRAMMYs music's only award that clearly reflects each community's collective voice.
There are many talented creators across the music industry. Because of this, informed voting, and most importantly voting as a peer, ensures that we distinguish, honor and celebrate excellence throughout our diverse industry.
Honorable participation in this process upholds the integrity of the GRAMMY Awards and allows each deserving creator to receive the proper recognition.
The GRAMMY Ballot, Upgraded
Voting members familiarized themselves with our new personalized, searchable, and flexible GRAMMY ballot during First Round voting. For additional reference, here's a reminder of this year's ballot changes:
- 10-3 Ballot: In addition to the General Field, all voters can now select up to 10 categories across up to three fields to cast their votes on the member ballot.
- Personalization: Ballots will only display the fields and categories in which the Voting Members are voting. They will only see what's relevant to them.
- Search: Voting members can simply enter the name of an artist or recording in the search field to determine the categories where an artist or recording/work appears on the ballot.
- Flexibility: If voting members would like to change the fields and categories in which they are voting, they can modify their ballot at any time. Nothing is locked until their ballot is submitted.
Voting & Solicitation Guidelines
It is imperative that our Voting Members participate in the GRAMMY Awards process in a fair and ethical manner and only make choices based on artistic and technical merits of the recordings. Before voting, make sure to read the Voting and Solicitation Guidelines and Voter Code of Conduct.
Want to learn more about the year-round GRAMMY Awards process? Visit the Recording Academy's Awards Journey.