Every year, the most notable artists from the past year in music hope to hear their names called when the Grammy winners are announced. Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Post Malone are among this year’s top nominees in the Big Four categories.
But how are those Grammy winners determined each year? And who decides who’s even nominated?
Watch the latest episode of Billboard Explains to find out how Grammy nominees and winners are chosen each year, including how Recording Academy members become voters, how submissions are made in different categories, and how the final winners are determined for the big show.
After the video, catch up on more Billboard Explains clips and learn why songwriters are selling their publishing catalogs, how the Super Bowl halftime show is booked and why Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” was able to shoot to No. 1 on the Hot 100.