2014 Grammys will be held early to make way for Winter Olympics

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The Recording Academy has announced the 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The Grammys are typically held the second Sunday of February, but in 2014 that would put the CBS telecast in direct competition with the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Games on NBC.

Also moving to make way for the 2014 Winter Olympics are the Academy Awards, which will be held March 2. The Oscars are traditionally handed out on the last Sunday of February. 

In 2010, the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were moved up to January as well. In 2006, they were held on the Wednesday prior to the Olympics Opening Ceremonies. 

For 2015, the recording Academy will move its fete back to its regularly scheduled second Sunday, which falls on Feb. 8. The 2014 and 2015 Grammys will both air live on CBS.
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