On Tuesday, 18th January, the organisers of the 2022 Grammy Awards announced a new date and location after the initial date for the annual ceremony was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 Omicron variant surge.
According to multiple reliable sources, Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena is the new venue, after it was used to host the Latin Grammys a few months ago. Previously the 64th Grammy Award was set to take place in Los Angeles, but the Recording Academy has now settled on the 17,000-seat arena, with comedian and commentator Trevor Noah still retaining his place as the anchor of the occasion.
The 2022 Grammys will take place on Sunday, April 3rd, with a telecast beginning at 8 PM ET for anyone who wants to watch from the comfort of their homes.
This is the second year in a row that the awards have faced postponement – in 2021 a California-based COVID spike pushed the event to March 14th, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The evening saw plenty of performances to make up for not having an audience, but this time around, they’re “hoping to have a live show with an audience to match.”
Jon Batiste is the most nominated artist in 2022 with eleven nods. Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. are all tied for second with a total of 8 each. Wizkid, Tems, and Burna Boy are also up for awards on the night.
If you’re unable to tune into the broadcast on CBS, you can also stream the ceremony on Paramount+.
What are you expecting from this year’s Grammy Awards?