64th Annual Grammy Awards Postponed Indefinitely Due to Omicron COVID Surge


The Recording Academy has announced that the 64th annual Grammy Awards show has been postponed indefinitely due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases pushed by the omicron variant.

“The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority,” said the Recording Academy and CBS in a joint statement.

“Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks,” they added. “We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony was set to take place at Los Angeles’ newly named Crypto.com Arena and be broadcast by CBS. The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah was expected to return as the host.

This marks the second time the Grammys have been postponed to the pandemic, following last year’s push from Jan. 31 to March 14. 2021’s event was also relocated from the Staples Center (now Crypto.com Arena) to the LA Convention Center to allow more space for guests.

The 2022 Grammys were set to welcome Jon Batiste, who has 11 nominations, Brandi Carlile, Blues Traveler, Billy Strings, Los Lobos, Béla Fleck, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and more.

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