The 64th annual Grammy Awards is likely postponed by The Recording Academy, initially set for January 31 at Crypto.com Arena in LA, to a later date due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, according to multiple sources. A source with direct knowledge says it’s “looking likely.”
This would be the second year in a row that the Grammys have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021’s show was initially set for January 31, 2021, but on January 5, 2021, it was delayed to March 14, 2021, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in LA. At that time, the show was also relocated from Staples Center to the nearby LA Convention Center, allowing fewer people to attend.
The host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah hosted last year’s Grammy Awards Show, and Trevor is also set to host this year’s Grammy Award show.
The MusiCares gala is set for January 29 at the LA Convention Center, and Clive Davis and the Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala is set for January 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills would also move under this scenario. Joni Mitchell is set to be Person of the Year. Sony Music Group chairman Rob Stringer will receive the 2022 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award at the Pre-Grammy Gala.
A Recording Academy spokesman emphasized that no decision has been made and urged caution against speculation set off by an unnamed source.
Fulwell 73 Productions will produce the telecast for the Recording Academy. Ben Winston, Raj Kapoor, and Jesse Collins are executive producers; Raj Kapoor also serves as showrunner.
Hamish Hamilton is set to return as director for the second year. This year’s Grammy nominations were announced on November 23, 2021.