2022 GRAMMY Awards Postponed
Due to the uncertainty around the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the 64th annual award show will be postponed
Originally set to take place on January 31, 2022, the rescheduled date of the GRAMMY Awards has not yet been determined.
The event was going to be in front of a full audience at its traditional venue at the Crypto.com Arena — formerly known as the Staples Center— in downtown Los Angeles, California.
However, as COVID-19 surges across the United States, the night didn't seem feasible, as countless other events are canceled or postponed in the entertainment industry.
The Recording Academy and its television partner, CBS, issued a joint statement reading, “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."
Last year's GRAMMY Awards featured a smaller crowd at the Los Angeles Convention Center, using a combination of live and pre-recorded videos.
According to Variety.com, this year's show might be moved to May or June.