For April The Grammys in Las Vegas

The Grammy Awards will become an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the January ceremony due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 due to the omicron variant.

The ceremony will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, according to a joint statement Tuesday from the Recording Academy and CBS. The show was pushed back from its original date of January 31 at the newly renamed Arena in Los Angeles after organizers determined there were “too many risks” from the virus.

Organizers hoped the show would return to normal with a live audience, but decided to postpone the ceremony after “careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community, and our many partners.” ”.

This is the second year in a row that the Grammys have had to be rescheduled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Last year, like most major award shows, it was postponed due to virus concerns.

It was a big night for Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, but the live performances that set the Grammys apart from other ceremonies were held separately without large crowds and many were pre-recorded.

The show moved from late January to mid-March and took place with a small audience made up mostly of nominees and their guests in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center, just a stone’s throw from its usual home, the stadium formerly known as the Staples Center.

The multi-talented Jon Batiste is this year’s top nominee, with 11 nods across a variety of genres including R&B, jazz, American roots music, classical music and music video.

Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER follow with eight nominations each.

The postponement of the Grammys has caused changes in the calendars of other awards shows. The country music CMTs will not be on April 3 as planned, but at a later date that month.

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