The 2022 Grammy Awards Show has been postponed amid rising COVID-19 cases.
The show was scheduled for January 31.
The Recording Academy said given the uncertainty surrounding the omicron variant, continuing with the original date contains too many risks. The Recording Academy said it looks forward to celebrating music’s biggest night on a future date.
A new date for the awards ceremony has not been announced.
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards was also canceled in 2021 because of the virus. Last year, the show was moved to mid-March with limited guests.
The Recording Academy and CBS released the following joint statement Wednesday:
“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 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”