The 64th Grammy Awards ceremony which was initially scheduled for January 31, 2022, in Los Angeles, has a new date and venue, now. Earlier this month, the organisers were forced to postpone the much-talked-about gala indefinitely due to the surge in Covid cases across the globe. And after several intense discussions, they have finally decided to host the epic event on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Recording Academy confirmed the news on social media with a statement from CEO Harvey Mason Jr which read, “I’m so pleased to let you know that the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards have been rescheduled and will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3.”
The 64th #GRAMMYs have been rescheduled and will now be broadcast live from the @MGMGrand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 on @CBS! ✨🎶 pic.twitter.com/Fidkbeyanm
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 18, 2022
Talking about moving the Grammy’s to Las Vegas for the first time, Mason Jr stated, “We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time and to put on a world-class show.” Furthermore, he continued, “From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the Grammy Awards and the Academy’s mission.”
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While Jazz/R&B musician Jon Baptiste followed by Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber have topped the nominations list with several nods, Grammy’s will be hosted by Trevor Noah in Las Vegas this year.
Meanwhile, Grammy Awards isn’t the only much-talked-about event that has been postponed, as the Critics Choice Awards and Producers Guild Awards have also been rescheduled. On the other hand, the organisers of the 94th Academy Awards seem adamant to host the gala on March 27, one week before the Grammy’s new date.
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