The Grammy Award has postponed its 2022 award function due to the Omicron virus, the Recording Academy and CBS announced.
The new date has not been announced yet. the Recording Academy and CBS said in a joint statement, “The event has been postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.”
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Grammy 2022 Postponed Due To Omicron
Recording Academy® and CBS: “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 remain our top priority. 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.”
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The 2022 show had been scheduled to take place at Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, with a live broadcast on CBS.
IN November 2021, the Recording Academy announced its list of 2022 Grammy nominations. Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish both earned seven nods, with Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and H.E.R. all receiving eight. Jon Batiste nabbed the most nominations, with 11 in total.