The Recording Academy postpones the presentation of the Grammy Awards for the time being. The organization of the world’s most important music awards does this because of the advance of the omikron variant of the corona virus. The prizes were to be handed out on January 31.

“The health and safety of our community, the live audience and the hundreds of people who participate in the show are our top priority”

“After careful analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and many partners, The Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th annual Grammy Awards show,” the organization said in a statement released on Wednesday. . “The health and safety of our community, the live audience and the hundreds of people who participate in the show are our top priority.”

The academy also says that safety is now paramount and that it will organize the show at a later time. “Given the uncertainty surrounding the omikron variant, hosting the show on January 31 simply involves too many risks. We look forward to celebrating “Music Biggest Night” at a future date, to be announced shortly.”

It is the second time that the presentation of the Grammy Awards has been postponed because of the corona virus. Last year, the award ceremony was also scheduled to take place on the last day of January, when the show was postponed to March 14. The ceremony was then – just like this year – presented by Trevor Noah.

Jon Batiste is the artist with the best chance of winning an image with eleven nominations. He is followed by Doja Cat, HER and Justin Bieber, who each have eight nominations.