The Recording Academy has announced changes to the nomination process for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards to be held on January 31, 2022. Previously, Grammy nominations were finalized by 15-30 “peers” in the music industry, representing their “genre communities. ” Effective immediately, the final set of nominees for almost all Grammy Awards will be decided by a majority vote of the voting members. In addition, two new categories will be added: Global Music Performance and Música Urbana Album, bringing the total number of categories to 86. The period for participation in the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards is already underway and runs until 30 September 2021.
Now that nominees for most Grammy categories will be selected by the general electorate, the Recording Academy says 90 per cent of eligible members will go through a “retraining process” by the end of 2021 “to ensure that the electorate is actively involved in making music. “Voters can now vote only in 10 (before 15) specific categories of genre fields, and these 10 categories must be within no more than three fields.
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