Grammys postpone Jan. 31 ceremony, citing 'too many risks' due to omicron variant

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The upcoming Grammy Awards were postponed Wednesday owed to what organizers called "too galore risks" owed to the omicron variant. No caller day has been announced.

The ceremonial had been scheduled for Jan. 31st successful Los Angeles with a unrecorded assemblage and performances. The Recording Academy said it made the determination to postpone the ceremonial "after cautious information and investigation with metropolis and authorities officials, wellness and information experts, the creator assemblage and our galore partners."

"Given the uncertainty surrounding the omicron variant, holding the amusement connected January 31st simply contains excessively galore risks," the academy said successful a statement.

Last year, similar astir large awards shows successful aboriginal 2021, the Grammys were postponed owed to coronavirus concerns. The amusement was moved from precocious January to mid-March and held with a spare assemblage made up of mostly nominees and their guests successful and astir the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Many performances were pre-taped, and nary were successful beforehand of important crowds.

The Grammys had been scheduled this twelvemonth to instrumentality to its accepted location adjacent door, the Crypto.com Arena, formerly the Staples Center.

"We look guardant to celebrating Music's Biggest Night connected a aboriginal date, which volition beryllium announced soon," the academy connection said.

Finding that day could beryllium complicated, with 2 nonrecreational hoops teams and a hockey squad occupying the arena. The Recording Academy made nary notation of a imaginable venue alteration successful its statement.

The determination was announced astir the aforesaid clip the Sundance Film Festival canceled its in-person programming acceptable to statesman connected Jan. 20 and shifted to an online format.

The multitalented Jon Batiste is the starring nominee for this year's honors, grabbing 11 nods successful a assortment of genres including R&B, jazz, American roots music, classical and euphony video.

Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. are tied for the second-most nominations with 8 apiece.

The Grammys' determination could beryllium the opening of different circular of award-show rescheduling, with the Screen Actors Guild Awards planned for February and the Academy Awards for March.

Developing: The video successful the media subordinate supra is from a erstwhile study and volition beryllium updated.

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