The unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases has spread concerns across the world. This has ultimately affected the upcoming events in the entertainment industry. Now, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards have reportedly been postponed due to coronavirus-related concerns and no new date has been confirmed as of yet.
According to a Variety report, the show was to be held on January 31 with full attendance at its traditional venue, the Crypto Arena in downtown Los Angeles but the recent Covid-19 surge has caused the postponement or cancellation of multiple events.
The show is likely to be postponed to April or May, which would seem to rule out holding it at the Crypto.com Arena.
The Grammys traditionally require a 10-day-plus lockout of the venue in which they are held, and according to the Crypto.com Arena’s schedule, another such opening will not be available at that venue until June or even later, although a scaled-down show is a possibility.
Meanwhile, a joint statement from the Recording Academy and its television partner, CBS, issued on Wednesday that read, “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. 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. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
The 2022 Grammy nominee list is led by Jon Batiste with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. with eight apiece. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo followed with seven nominations each. The show will be hosted for a second consecutive year by Daily Show host Trevor Noah.
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