The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show has been postponed due to a nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant.
The award event was scheduled to be held on January 31 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles with “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah as host once again. The new date for the awards show has not yet been announced.
According to the LA County Public Health office information on Tuesday alone, nearly 22,000 people in Los Angeles County tested COVID-19 positive and around 2,000 people were hospitalized.
“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. We have postponed the event for a second year in a row, citing the current Covid-19 surge,” the Organizers of the Grammy Awards Recording Academy and CBS said in a joint statement on Wednesday adding, “The new date for Grammy Award event will be rescheduled for a future date.”
The Grammy Award, or just Grammy, is an award presented by the US Recording Academy to recognize “Outstanding Achievement in the music industry” of the United States.
The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone. The Grammys are the first of the Big Three networks’ major music awards held annually.
The Grammys are the first of the Big Three networks’ major music awards held annually (before the Billboard Music Awards in Summer, and the American Music Awards in Fall).
Last year’s Grammy Awards were postponed from January to March, also due to the pandemic and a surge in Covid-19 cases. The show ultimately took place, largely outside, at the Los Angeles Convention Center with a smaller in-person audience.
It is to be remembered here that the nominations for the awards were announced on November 23 and were chosen from projects released between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.