How to Watch the 2016 Grammys Online and Other Live Viewing Info

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Viewers across the nation are gearing up to watch their favorite music stars earn recognition for the 58th annual Grammys, which starts on Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern. The ceremony will air on CBS, and those television-less can watch on their mobile devices using CBS all Access. LL Cool J is hosting the event, which takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

This is the first time the Grammys is being aired in the Pacific and Mountain timezones, according to Billboard"I'm very pleased to share that, for the first time, west coast TV viewers will be able to watch the Grammy awards live," Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation president Neil Portnow said, according to Billboard.

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The always fashionable red carpet will be available for free online streaming with E! Online starting at 5:55 p.m. Eastern.  

This year has an impressive lineup of performers, including Alabama Shakes, the Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar. The cast of the hit play Hamilton will also perform onstage. Although theatrical, no lip-syncing is allowed for any of the performances. 

Last year's Grammys earned an impressive 27 million viewers. More viewers will certainly want to tune in to see if Alabama Shakes, Lamar, Christ Stapleton, Taylor Swift or the Weeknd take home the coveted album of the year award. 

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