Grammy Awards Could Be Postponed Due to Omicron Variant

The Recording Academy is probable to delay the sixty-fourth annual Grammy Awards, at the beginning set for Jan. 31 at Arena in Los Angeles, to a later date due to the omicron variant, according to multiple sources. A source with direct information says it’s “looking likely.”

This would be the 2nd year in a row that the Grammys have been postponed due to COVID-19. Last year’s show was initially set for Jan. 31, 2021, but on Jan. 5, 2021, it was once delayed to March 14 due to a spike in COVID-19 instances in Los Angeles.

At that time, the exhibit was once additionally relocated from Staples Center (the former title of Arena) to the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center, which allowed for less crowding.

The Recording Academy is known to select to keep the show in an area at full potential when you consider that they get enormous ticket revenue. They would lose that if they keep a scaled-back show like they did the remaining year.

The MusiCares gala, set for Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and Clive Davis and the Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala, set Jan. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., would also go under this scenario. 

Joni Mitchell is set to be Person of the Year at the MusiCares gala. Rob Stringer, Sony Music Group chairman, is set to receive the 2022 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award at the Pre-Grammy Gala.

A Recording Academy spokesman emphasized that no choice has been made and advised caution in opposition to hypothesis set off by means of an unnamed source.

The telecast will be produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy. Ben Winston, Jesse Collins and Raj Kapoor are executive producers; Kapoor additionally serves as showrunner. Jeannae Rouzan Clay joins the crew as co-executive producer.

Hamish Hamilton, who succeeded Louis J. Horvitz as director closing year, is set to return as director for the second year.

The Recording Academy set to interview Ghanaian Star Sarkodie

This year’s Grammy nominations were announced on Nov. 23, 2021. Jon Batiste is the top nominee with eleven nods, followed by Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber with eight nods each.

This 12 months marks the first time that the Grammys have had 10 nominees in every of their so-called Big Four classes — album, report and song of the yr plus first-class new artist.

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