Organizers Postpones 2022 GRAMMY Awards due to Increased COVID-19 Infections

The 64th Grammy Awards which was earlier scheduled to hold on 31st January 2022 has been postponed due to the increased infection rate of Covid-19 and variants, especially the Omicron variant.


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2021 edition which is organized by The Recording Academy and presented by CBS said in a joint statement on Wednesday, didn’t reveal a new date for the awards as the statement reads that the award has been “postponed indefinitely”  

 
 

The statement reads;

 
 

“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,” 

 
 

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“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 31 simply contains too many risks.”

 
 
 

Nominations for the awards were announced on November 23 and were chosen from projects released between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.

 
 
 

Jon Batiste leads the pack with 11 total nominations, with Justin Bieber and R&B artist H.E.R tying in second with eight nominations. Rapper Jay-Z became the most nominated artist in the show’s history, with 83 nods, after getting three nominations. The Recording Academy

 
 
 

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