2022 Grammy Awards Postponed Due to Covid-19


This year’s Grammy Awards, their 64th annual, have been postponed due to the current surge of Covid-19. The event had been scheduled for January 31st at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. No new date for the ceremony has yet been announced.

A joint statement released by the Recording Academy and CBS reads:

“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.”

The 2021 Grammy Awards (for music released largely in 2020) were also postponed; they were originally scheduled for January 31, 2021, but were moved to March 4.

The nominees in this year’s Best Metal Performance category are:

Deftones – “Genesis”
Dream Theater – “The Alien”
Gojira – “Amazonia”
Mastodon – “Pushing the Tides””
Rob Zombie – “The Triumph of King Freak”

The nominees in this year’s Best Rock Performance category are:

AC/DC – “Shot in the Dark”
Black Pumas – “Know You Better”
Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Deftones – “Ohms”
Foo Fighters – “Making a Fire”

Marilyn Manson is also eligible in the Album of the Year category for a writing credit on Kanye West‘s latest album, Donda, after one of his two nominations was revoked.

We will keep MetalSucks readers posted about a rescheduled date.

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