The Grammy Awards 2022 which was scheduled for January 31 in Los Angeles, will now take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3rd. The Latin Grammy Awards have been held in Vegas six times since 2014. This is the first time Grammy will take place in this city.
The 64th annual Grammys which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, features nominees including Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.
The CEO Harvey Mason JR said, “We are excited to take the Grammys to Las Vegas for the very first time and to put on a world-class show, The organizers had previously said that hosting a Los Angeles ceremony on January 31, the original date simply contains too many risks.”
Many film and television events such as the Critics Choice Awards and Producers Guild Awards have been postponed. While many fests and festivals like the Week’s Sundance film festival and many more are taking place online the Oscars currently are still on for March 27, one week before the rescheduled Grammys.
As a knock-on effect of the move, country music’s CMT Music Awards will switch from April 3 to later in the same month. Omicron has become the main coronavirus variant in the United States. A record surge in the number of cases fueled by the variant has yet to recede in California, the nation’s most populous state, which has passed seven million recorded cases.