2022 Grammys Postponed Indefinitely Due to Covid

The 2022 Grammy Awards has been pushed back indefinitely due to increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.

The 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony will not hold, at least for now. The annual occasion, which honours the best in music, will no longer hold on its initially set out date of Monday, 31st January 2022, and has been postponed due to rising corona virus concerns.

The Recording Academy announced the postponement in a press release on Wednesday, January 5, citing the global surge in the number of Covid cases, due to the more infectious omicron variant.

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show,” organizers said in a statement to E! News. “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.”

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

The 64th Grammy Awards were previously scheduled to air live in front of an audience at its usual LA venue- the Crypto.com Arena, home of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. According to several inside sources, although the 20K capacity multi-purpose entertainment centre has a basketball or hockey game or a concert booked nearly every night until mid-April, many artists and executives voiced reluctance about appearing at the Grammys.

The 2022 Grammy nominees were unveiled in November and include artists such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tems, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X , and more. Canadian rapper, Drake was nominated for two awards but later withdrew his nominations.

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