The Grammy Awards have been postponed for the second year in a row because of coronavirus worries. Initially scheduled for January 31st, the music awards show, as of now, doesn’t have a scheduled date. In addition, the lingering virus will likely postpone the week-long activities leading up to the Grammys.
On Wednesday, the Recording Academy and television partner CBS released a statement declaring the following: “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.”
Jon Batiste leads the Grammy nomination list with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. – all with eight nominations. Trevor Noah is scheduled to host the show for the 2nd consecutive year at the Crypto.com Arena, formerly the Staples Center.