Grammy Awards Show Canceled, Officials Cite Omicron Variant as Reason

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The 64th annual Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the risks and rising cases of coronavirus and the new risk of the new variant, Omicron holds.

The 2022 Grammy Awards was set on January 31st, 2022, at the newly renamed Crypto.com Arena. However, due to the risks of the new Omicron variant, a source close to the Recording Academy said it was “looking likely” that the Grammys would be postponed due to increasing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

The Recording Academy said it made the decision to postpone the ceremony “after careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community, and our many partners. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks,”.
Last year, the 2021 Grammy Awards also was postponed to a later date, March 14, 2021, instead of January 31, 2021. The reason for the postponement was quite similar, “the deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles”. Because of this, it involved a venue changed from Staples Center to the Los Angeles Convention Center to cut down crowds at the show.

The 2022 Grammy Awards have some exciting country nominations in the mix. Mickey Guyton and Chris Stapleton each snagged three nods this year, making them the most-nominated country artists at the Grammys in 2022.

Sadly, fans and crowds waiting for Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, to perform live at the Grammys Awards. In addition, The multitalented Jon Batiste is the leading nominee for this year’s Grammy’s along with Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R. are tied for the second-most nominations with eight a-piece.

No new date has been announced for the awards show.

“We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon,” the academy statement said.

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