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The 2022 Grammy Awards Are Postponed Due to Omicron Surge

Amid growing concerns for the health and wellbeing of its members and artists the awards have been halted, awaiting a new date


On Wednesday, the Recording Academy and CBS announced they are postponing the 64th annual Grammy Awards ceremony

The awards were initially scheduled for Jan. 31.

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community, and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show,” the two parties said in a joint statement.

“The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on Jan. 31 simply contains too many risks.” the statement continued.

The Jan. 31 show would have been to first to see winners chosen directly from votes from its own academy members. A stark change from the previous award protocol. In 2021, the Recording Academy said that it would stop using anonymous review committees after facing intense criticism from prominent artists. 

No other details about a future date are available at this time.

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8 responses to “The 2022 Grammy Awards Are Postponed Due to Omicron Surge”

  1. ellie says:

    Who the hell watches these anyway? Oh yeah, that’s right, degenerates.

  2. stedly says:

    I came here to post that “nobody watches it anyway” and realized about 5 other people beat me to it. Great work on the article btw.

  3. Wolv256 says:

    So?

  4. MontyLalado says:

    Are you sure they didn’t postpone them because all new music is shit

  5. Mattical1980 says:

    Grammys using the old Omi-cromi to blame continued failing ratings.

  6. CJS3 says:

    Like anybody’s going to notice.

  7. HerrDoktor says:

    Alas, now whatever shall I do with my (double-checks article) Monday evening of January 31st?

  8. CrispyBacon says:

    OH NO, NOT THE GRAMMYS! A show nobody was watching anyways.