Mumford & Sons after winning Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards
(Photo: Dan MacMedan USA TODAY)
(USA TODAY) -- Anyone who thinks the Recording Academy isn't forward-thinking hasn't checked the organization's calendar. Dates are set for the next two Grammy Awards shows.
The 56th annual event returns to Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 next year, roughly two weeks earlier in the season than the 2013 awards.
And in 2015, the show will air on Feb. 8. Both will be telecast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/tape delay PT.
The eligibility year for next year's show began Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30.
The Grammy ceremony ranks as one of the year's highest-rated and most-watched specials. Ratings have been on the upswing for the past several years, with the 55th show pulling in 28.3 million viewers, the second-biggest audience since 1993.
The show also expanded its social media chatter by 47%, generating 24.8 million comments, the highest for any awards show, according to research by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr and Mass Relevance.