2022 Grammy Awards Postponed Over Omicron Risk

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The 64th Grammy Awards person been postponed owed to a nationwide spike successful COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant. The amusement was scheduled to instrumentality spot connected January 31, but volition beryllium rescheduled for a aboriginal date, The Recording Academy and CBS said successful a associated connection connected Wednesday. 

"After cautious information and investigation with metropolis and authorities officials, wellness and information experts, the creator assemblage and our galore partners, the Recording Academy and CBS person postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show," the connection said. "The wellness and information of those successful our euphony community, the unrecorded audience, and the hundreds of radical who enactment tirelessly to nutrient our amusement remains our apical priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the amusement connected January 31 simply contains excessively galore risks."

The awards were slated to beryllium held successful Los Angeles. On Tuesday alone, 21,790 radical successful Los Angeles County tested positive for COVID-19, according to the LA County Public Health office. Nearly 2,000 radical successful the region were hospitalized with the microorganism arsenic of Sunday. 

Nominations for the awards were announced connected November 23 and were chosen from projects released betwixt September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021. Jon Batiste lead the battalion with 11 full nominations, with Justin Bieber and R&B creator H.E.R tying successful 2nd with 8 nominations. Rapper Jay-Z became the astir nominated creator successful the show's history, with 83 nods, aft getting 3 nominations. 

The January 31 amusement would person seen winners chosen straight from votes from academy members. In 2021, the Recording Academy announced it would stop utilizing anonymous reappraisal committees pursuing backlash from large artists.  

The caller day for the awards amusement has not yet been announced. 

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