The Grammy Awards have been rescheduled to a new date and moved to a new city.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the prestigious award show will take place on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas. “We are excited to take the Grammys to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world class show,” Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement. “From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the Grammy Awards and the Academy’s mission.”
Mason also said more details regarding other Grammy-related events, including Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party and MusiCares’ Person of the Year gala, will be disclosed soon.
As REVOLT previously reported, the Grammys, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, were postponed from its original Jan. 31 date due to the rising COVID-19 cases.
“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,” an Academy spokesperson said in a statement to Variety earlier this month. “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 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
Jon Batiste is leading this year’s Grammy nominations with a whopping 11 nominations. H.E.R. and Doja Cat are the most-nominated female artists, each snagging eight nods. JAY-Z earned three nods, making him the most-nominated artist in the award show’s history, surpassing Quincy Jones.