This is the unwanted encore: For the second consecutive year, the Recording Academy postponed the Grammy Awards due to the concerns of COVID-19. The decision will come as the Omicron variant has exploded around the world and the number of cases will come. high record.
The 2022 Grammys are due to be held Jan. 31 at Los Angeles ’Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center). However, an Academy spokesperson has now confirmed that the gala has been posted on a new date that has yet to be determined.
“After careful consideration and analysis by town and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many colleagues, the Recording Academy, and CBS posted the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show, ”the Academy said in a statement. “The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people tirelessly working to make our show remain our priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st has a lot of risks.We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night at a future date, to be announced soon.
Last year events is pushed back until March due to COVID-19 concerns, and the venue was changed from its home at the Staples Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center to avoid congestion. The Recording Academy usually counts revenue from ticket sales to maximize its fundraiser, but the 2021 ceremony has no audience. Whether it’s a change of date, a change of venue, or often bizarre circumstances, the 2021 Grammys sees the viewership declined below half of the 2020 ratings.
Like the 2021 comeback, the 2022 Grammys hosted by Trevor Noah. The event has already sparked a lot of controversy, forcing the Recording Academy CEO defend nomination for Marilyn Manson and Louis CK, while Drake withdrew his name from consideration. This year nominees led by Jon Batiste, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Olivia Rodrigo, and Japanese Breakfast.