Music lovers, prepare to hear some news you definitely didn’t want to hear at the top of the new year.
It’s looking more than likely that the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony will be postponed due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Billboard reported the news on Monday, January 3.
The 64th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place on January 31 at Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles, CA; however, that date isn’t looking so likely.
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A source with direct knowledge told the outlet “it’s likely” to be postponed.
If the award show is in fact postponed, this will mark the second year in a row the coveted music ceremony will have been postponed.
Last year the show was originally set for January 31, but on January 5, it was announced the show had been rescheduled to March 14.
The reason for postponing and rescheduling was due to a spike in COVID cases in the city.
It’s looking like the same thing will happen at this year’s show.
Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” was set to reprise his role as “host with the most” for the second time.
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He hosted last year’s show and is slated to host again this year, but a postponement could mean a plethora of things.
Every year, Clive Davis and the Recording Academy hold a Pre-Grammy Gala. This year’s gala is scheduled for January 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, but if the ceremony is postponed, the party will be postponed as well.
The 2022 Grammy Nominees were announced on November 23 with Jon Batiste leading the nominees with 11 nominations.
According to Billboard, this year marks the first time that the Grammys have had 10 nominees in each of their so-called Big Four categories — album, record and song of the year plus best new artist.
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Olivia Rodrigo marked her first Grammy’s experience by securing seven Grammy nominations.
Many people online still believe its rigged, which is something multiple artists have openly accused the Recording Academy of in the past.
Last month, Variety reported the “God’s Plan” rapper requested his Grammy noms be withdrawn.
Drake did not specify a reason for the withdraw request.