“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community, and many of our partners, the Recording Academy and CBS postponed the 64th Grammy Awards.” The joint statement announced. “The health and safety of the people in our music industry, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who have worked tirelessly to make our shows remain our top priority.”
The show was originally scheduled to be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and Trevor Noah of the “Daily Show” was once again the host.
“Given the uncertainty surrounding Omicron variants, the performance on January 31st contains too much risk. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon,” the two companies added.
Last year’s Grammy Awards ceremony was postponed from January to March, also due to the pandemic and the surge in Covid-19 cases. The show was finally held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, mainly outdoors, with a small audience.