The 2022 Grammy Awards, at first set to air on January 31, have actually been delayed over issues of COVID-19 security, according to a joint declaration from the Recording Academy and CBS published Wednesday (January 5). No brand-new date has actually been offered.

” After cautious factor to consider and analysis with city and state authorities, health and wellness specialists, the artist neighborhood and our lots of partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have actually delayed the 64 th Annual Grammy Awards Show,” the declaration starts.

” The health and wellness of those in our music neighborhood, the live audience, and the numerous individuals who work relentlessly to produce our program stays our leading concern. Offered the unpredictability surrounding the Omicron variation, holding the program on January 31 st just consists of a lot of threats. We anticipate commemorating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be revealed quickly.”

The program was set to air live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles with a complete audience, though issues about rising COVID-19 cases apparently resulted in unwillingness from crucial organizers and individuals, Variety reports. L.A. County reported over 21,000 brand-new cases of the infection the other day (January 4) alone. As The New York Times mentions, Dr. Anthony Fauci just recently forecasted that the existing wave of cases might reach its peak by the end of January– best around the time the Grammys were set to occur.

The Grammys post ponement comes in the middle of massive cancellations and stops briefly in college sports and industrial flight in addition to a return in specific cities to remote-based school discovering that significantly remember the early lockdown days of the pandemic in March 2020.

Last year’s Grammys were at first delayed too over COVID-19 security issues. The program did air much later on in the year than typical, on March 14, hosted by Trevor Noah and mainly performed outside the Los Angeles Convention. Noah is still on board to host the 2022 program.

Jon Batiste leads the 2022 elections with11 Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. follow behind with 8 each, and Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo landed 6 each.

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