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put on hold due to concerns over Covid-19.The music awards ceremony, which is usually attended by a vast array of stars from the entertainment industry, was due to take place this month.However, in a statement, the Academy said that the event had been postponed ‘after careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners’, pointing out the ‘uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant’.In a new update, it has been announced that the 64th Grammys will now be broadcast live on Sunday April 3, with the event being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the first time it has been held anywhere but LA or New York since 1973.The ceremony will be presented by comedian Trevor Noah, best-known for hosting The Daily Show.In the statement about the rescheduled date, it said that ‘additional details about the dates and locations of other Grammy Week events, including the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, MusiCares Person of the Year and the Pre-Grammy Gala will be announced soon’.Several big names in the music industry will be going up against each other for the biggest awards of the night at the Grammys, with Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo earning nominations.Jon Batiste bagged 11 nominations alone, including for album of the year and record of the year.Going head to head for record of the year are Abba, Justin Bieber, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and Billie Eilish.Meanwhile, those up for song of the year are: Ed Sheeran with Bad Habits, Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License, Doja Cat’s Kiss Me More, H.E.R.’s Fight For You, Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Justin Bieber’s

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put on hold due to concerns over Covid-19.The music awards ceremony, which is usually attended by a vast array of stars from the entertainment industry, was due to take place this month.However, in a statement, the Academy said that the event had been postponed ‘after careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners’, pointing out the ‘uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant’.In a new update, it has been announced that the 64th Grammys will now be broadcast live on Sunday April 3, with the event being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the first time it has been held anywhere but LA or New York since 1973.The ceremony will be presented by comedian Trevor Noah, best-known for hosting The Daily Show.In the statement about the rescheduled date, it said that ‘additional details about the dates and locations of other Grammy Week events, including the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, MusiCares Person of the Year and the Pre-Grammy Gala will be announced soon’.Several big names in the music industry will be going up against each other for the biggest awards of the night at the Grammys, with Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo earning nominations.Jon Batiste bagged 11 nominations alone, including for album of the year and record of the year.Going head to head for record of the year are Abba, Justin Bieber, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Brandi Carlile, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and Billie Eilish.Meanwhile, those up for song of the year are: Ed Sheeran with Bad Habits, Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License, Doja Cat’s Kiss Me More, H.E.R.’s Fight For You, Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Justin Bieber’s
LOS ANGELES - The 64th annual Grammy Awards, which were originally scheduled for Jan. 31 at Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles but were postponed due to the COVID-19 surge, will now be held in Las Vegas on April 3, the Recording Academy has just announced.The award show will now take place at the MGM Grand's Garden Arena.The postponement was made after "careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts" due to the "uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant," Recording Academy said in a statement at the time.RELATED: 2022 Grammy Awards postponed amid Omicron surgeAhead of the scheduled awards ceremony, rapper Drake withdrew from Grammy Awards consideration late last year after he was nominated for best rap performance and best rap album. RELATED: Drake withdraws from Grammy Awards considerationThe 2021 Grammy Awards were held in New York City with strict coronavirus guidelines that included social distancing.RELATED: Grammys 2021: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift make history as others win bigThat night, Taylor Swift became the first female performer to win Album of the Year three times and Beyoncé became the most decorated woman in Grammy history.Fan-favorite Billie Eilish also took home numerous awards, including Record of the Year. Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.Tune in to FOX 11 Los Angeles for the latest Southern California news.Advertisement

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LOS ANGELES - The 64th annual Grammy Awards, which were originally scheduled for Jan. 31 at Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles but were postponed due to the COVID-19 surge, will now be held in Las Vegas on April 3, the Recording Academy has just announced.The award show will now take place at the MGM Grand's Garden Arena.The postponement was made after "careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts" due to the "uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant," Recording Academy said in a statement at the time.RELATED: 2022 Grammy Awards postponed amid Omicron surgeAhead of the scheduled awards ceremony, rapper Drake withdrew from Grammy Awards consideration late last year after he was nominated for best rap performance and best rap album. RELATED: Drake withdraws from Grammy Awards considerationThe 2021 Grammy Awards were held in New York City with strict coronavirus guidelines that included social distancing.RELATED: Grammys 2021: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift make history as others win bigThat night, Taylor Swift became the first female performer to win Album of the Year three times and Beyoncé became the most decorated woman in Grammy history.Fan-favorite Billie Eilish also took home numerous awards, including Record of the Year. Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.Tune in to FOX 11 Los Angeles for the latest Southern California news.Advertisement