Grammy Awards Postponed Due To Rising COVID-19 Outbreaks

January 05, 2022

By: Matthew Burkhead

On Wednesday, The Grammys’ date was postponed until a later date which was scheduled for Jan. 31, marking the show's 64th anniversary and the second time in two years the show was pushed back due to surging COVID cases. The event planned for the Stadium will possibly be moved to another location. A new date has yet to be set for the show.

"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," stated the Academy in a statement. "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. We look forward to celebrating Music's Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon."

Los Angeles suffers significant victims from the surge of Omicron, numbering well over 1900 cases reported last Sunday, a disturbingly rapid increase since Christmas Day of 121%.

The Grammy’s last year was postponed, as well, from Jan. 31 to Mar. 14 following an upsurge in COVID cases.