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Grammy Awards 2022 Rescheduled to April 3

The 2022 Grammys were postponed due to record numbers of Covid infections across the country. Credit: Dmileson, CC BY-SA 4.0

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards have been rescheduled and will now broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sun, April 3, organizers announced this week.

Trevor Noah, Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning “The Daily Show” host and comedian, will return as master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night.

The show moved from its original date of Jan. 31 amid growing concerns surrounding the Omicron variant. In early January the Recording Academy and CBS released a joint statement announcing the postponement of the show and their reasoning concerning the current state of the pandemic:

“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 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 January 31 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

The star-studded music industry awards ceremony was also postponed last year due to concerns over Covid. In 2021, the show was scheduled for January 31, 2021 and was subsequently pushed to March 14, 2021 because of a huge increase in Covid cases in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards produced for the Recording Academy

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards are produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy. Raj Kapoor serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Ben Winston and Jesse Collins as executive producers, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay as co-executive producer.

Hamish Hamilton returns as director, and Eric Cook as supervising producer with Tabitha D’umo, Patrick Menton, Fatima Robinson, and David Wild as producers.

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals.

It is dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards — music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement.

As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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