The Recording Academy has announced the postponement of the 64th edition of the annual Grammy Awards which was scheduled for January 31, 2022, indefinitely.
In a joint statement by CBS and the Recording Academy, the award was postponed due to the uncertainty around the Omicron virus.
“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.”
This year’s Grammy was scheduled to be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and hosted by Trevor Noah.
“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 companies added.
Similarly, the 63rd Grammy Awards was postponed from January to March due to the pandemic and a surge in Covid-19 cases.
It eventually took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center with a smaller in-person audience and largely outside.