The 2022 Grammy Award Show has been cancelled due to concerns about the pandemic. Cases in the United States have undergone a spike recently.
The ceremony, which was postponed shortly after it was announced that the Sundance Film Festival will be an online event this year due to Covid-19 worries, was meant to take place on 31 January.
A statement was released by the Recording Academy together with CBS, the channel on which the ceremony would have been broadcasted.
“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 statement went on to say that the health and safety of those in the music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who form part of the production team remain the organisers’ top priority.
While a new date has not yet been announced, it is believed that South African comedian Trevor Noah, who would have been the host, will still oversee hosting duties now that it has been postponed.
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