The Grammy Awards keep getting kicked around by outside forces.
They were supposed to announce 2019 nominations on Wednesday morning, December 5th. Now, because of the day of mourning for President George H. W. Bush, NARAS has moved the announcements to Friday morning December 7th.
Recently the Grammys were surprised when the Oscars snatched their usual date for their broadcast– the second Tuesday in February–for 2020. The Grammys had to claim dates at the end of January.
Friday’s nominations should be interesting. There really wasn’t an outstanding album in 2018 that would galvanize viewers except Taylor Swift’s “Reputation.” But Swift made a big deal out of appearing on the American Music Awards in October. The Grammys don’t usually allow artists to appear on their show after that– other than to pick up awards.