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Grammy Awards postponed amid Covid pandemic for the second year running


One of the biggest nights in pop music, The Grammy’s, has been postponed and will no longer take place at the end of the month.

The 64th annual event was due to play host to the world’s A listers in Los Angeles at the Crypto.com Arena, formerly known as the iconic Staples Center.

Unfortunately, due to the increase in coronavirus around the world, organisers of the event took the tough decision to reschedule the huge awards ceremony.

The statement from The Grammy Awards read: “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.”



Comedian Trevor Noah was set to host the awards again
Comedian Trevor Noah was set to host the awards again

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It continued: “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.”

The statement summarised: “We look forward to celebrating music’s biggest night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

Music’s Biggest Night, as the ceremony is known, was originally scheduled to take place on January 31, but like last year the show will be moved.



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Harry Styles wowed the Grammys red carpet last year

Trevor Noah hosted the huge music bash in 2021 and the South African comedian, 37, will have to wait to entertain his stellar audience.

This year soul artist Jon Batiste led the nominations with 11, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best R n B album.

Pop heavyweights Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. all had eight nominations. The enigmatic Billie Eilish and teen sensation Olivia Rodrigo both had seven.

The postponement comes ahead of the biggest night in UK pop music on 8 February. Next month’s BRIT Awards will be hosted by funnyman Mo Gilligan in the 02 Arena, London.



The 64th Grammys will be moved to another date this year
The 64th Grammys will be moved to another date this year

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Little Simz lead the charge with four nominations each, with newcomer Central Cee not far behind with three nods.

For the first time ever, the BRITs announced it will no longer have gendered categories as they have been scrapped.

The BRITs have agreed to be more inclusive and announced: “New for #BRITs 2022: Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year – celebrating artists solely for their music, The BRITs have committed to making the show more inclusive.”

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