Omicron Postpones 2022 Grammy’s

Due to the rise of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony has been pushed back from January 31.

The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for January 31, has been postponed, This is due to the “uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant” of the coronavirus, the Recording Academy and CBS said in a joint statement. The rescheduled date has not yet been announced.

This is a sad repeat of last year’s Grammys which were also postponed as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Trevor Noah was recently announced as the host of the 2022 Grammys, which would mark his second consecutive year helming the ceremony. The 2022 show had been scheduled to take place at Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, with a live broadcast on CBS.

Last November, the Recording Academy announced its list of 2022 Grammy nominations. Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish both earned seven nods, with Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, and H.E.R. all receiving eight. Jon Batiste nabbed the most nominations, with 11 in total.