The sixty fourth Grammy Awards has been postponed as a result of a nationwide spike in COVID-19 circumstances pushed by the Omicron variant.
The present was scheduled to happen on January 31 however might be rescheduled for a future date, The Recording Academy and CBS mentioned in a joint assertion on Wednesday.
“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,” the assertion mentioned.
“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 had been introduced on November 23 and had been chosen from tasks launched between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021.
Jon Batiste leads the pack with 11 whole nominations, with Justin Bieber and R&B artist H.E.R tying in second with eight nominations. Rapper Jay-Z grew to become essentially the most nominated artist within the present’s historical past, with 83 nods, after getting three nominations.