Delve into the behind-the-scenes preparations for the 66th GRAMMY Awards as GRAMMY U Representatives take an exclusive tour of the Crypto.com Arena, providing insights into the intricate production process that brings Music’s Biggest Night to life.
Days before the highly anticipated 2024 GRAMMY Awards, GRAMMY U Representatives embarked on a backstage tour of the Crypto.com Arena, gaining valuable insights into the meticulous operations of one of the music industry’s grandest events. The GRAMMY Awards have been held at the prestigious Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles since 2000. Over 3,500 people have worked there nonstop for months to provide the anticipated 13,000 attendees with an incredible experience.
Jody Kolozsvari, an alumnus of GRAMMY U and associate producer of the awards, kicked off the VIP tour, offering an exclusive look at the venue and a glimpse into the intricate production process. The tour continued with Jenna Lizerbram, manager of the Recording Academy’s Entertainment & Consumer Division, guiding the representatives through the Academy’s contribution to the event. Notably, Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. made a surprise appearance, sharing career advice and business insights and welcoming the GRAMMY U Representatives into the Recording Academy family.
As Music’s Biggest Night approached, the tour provided an up-close examination of the arena stage, loading docks, and the main production area through an insightful video. This showcased the collaborative efforts of producers in shaping every sound and author, ensuring a seamless transition for the grand event.
The 66th GRAMMY Awards, set to take place at the Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, February 4, promise an array of exciting elements. The spotlight on female nominees, the dominance of women in major categories, and the hosting by comedian Trevor Noah for the fourth consecutive year add to the anticipation. The event, going live at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, will be streamed on Paramount + and televised on CBS.
Notable nominees include SZA, with nine nominations, followed closely by Victoria Monét and Phoebe Bridgers, with seven each. Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Brandy Clark, Batiste, and producer Jack Antonoff are among the esteemed nominees. The movie “Barbie” and its soundtrack receive eleven nominations, making a significant impact on both the box office and the visual media song category.
The 2024 GRAMMY Awards also present opportunities for historic moments, with Taylor Swift potentially breaking records and contenders like Janelle Monae and SZA seeking to make groundbreaking achievements. The diverse lineup of nominees, including Travis Scott, Olivia Rodrigo, Burna Boy, Dua Lipa, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, and Lana Del Rey, adds to the excitement of an evening celebrating the best in music.
As the 66th GRAMMY Awards unfold at the Crypto.com Arena, music enthusiasts and industry professionals alike eagerly anticipate a night filled with memorable performances, historical milestones, and the celebration of outstanding achievements in the world of music.