The Registration Academy announced Tuesday that the Grammy Awards for the 64th year will take place on April 3 and will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was previously announced that the show, which will be directed by Trevor Noah for the second year in a row, will be postponed from January 31 due to concerns about the rise in COVID-19-infected cases. The show was previously scheduled to take place in Los Angeles at the Crypto.com Arena. Meanwhile, this is the second year in a row that the price spectacle is postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the show was postponed to March, and shortly after the announcement, Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of Recording Academy, told Entertainment Tonight that the decision was made “based on declining health circumstances around Los Angeles and the country” amid the ongoing pandemic.
“The health and safety of those in our music community, live audience and hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority,” the statement said.
“Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply carries a lot of risks. We can’t wait to celebrate the biggest night of music on an upcoming date, which will be announced soon.”
“I did not think it was the right time to have the show on January 31,” he said. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our planning process and the way we are creating the show. , will give us a little more flexibility to see what happens and to have more conversations with health officials and continue to evolve the show. “
Meanwhile, we recall that John Batiste leads this year’s nominations with 11 nominations, including album of the year, record of the year and best R&B album. Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. have scored eight nominations each, while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo will go to the Grammy night with seven each.