Less than a month before the ceremony, the Recording Academy postponed the 64th edition of the Grammy Awards.
The announcement was announced this Wednesday through the Academy’s website. According to the organization and CBS, in which the ceremony is broadcast in the United States, the decision to postpone the Grammy Awards is due to the increase in cases of covid-19 due to the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
“After careful consideration and analysis with municipal and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our numerous partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” the statement says.
“Given the uncertainty surrounding the omicron variant, the celebration of the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks,” they add.
The Academy did not announce the date on which the Grammy Awards would be held.
Last year, the Grammys held a modest ceremony, in which only some of the nominees could attend.
Usually, the prizes are held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, now known as the Crypto.com Arena.