The 64th Grammy Awards was deferred due to a national increase in COVID-19 incidents due to the Omicron variant. The 64th Grammy Awards was scheduled for January 31 but will be postponed until a later date. This was disclosed by the Recording Academy and CBS stated in a joint statement on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
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 members of our musical community, audiences, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remain our top priority.
Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, there are simply too many risks associated with holding the issue on January 31. We look forward to celebrating the greatest night of music at a future date, which will be announced shortly.
The Academy, on November 23, published an official list of nominations and was chosen from the projects published between September 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021. Jon Batiste led with 11 nods of the head, with Justin Bieber and artist R&B H.E.R coming second with 8 nominations.
Rapper Jay-Z also marked the story, becoming the most nominated artist with 83 nods, after three nominations.