The Grammy Awards were once considered the most prestigious prize in the music industry. The show has recently taken a lot of flak from musicians that once considered a Grammy win as an affirmation of their artistic endeavors. This year’s ceremony was originally set for January 31st. That date may have to change.
Last year’s Grammys were moved from January to March due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Los Angeles area. This year’s show is now also in jeopardy. According to Billboard, organizers are not keen on scaling back the Grammy Awards crowd like they did last year.
The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has been spreading rapidly. Los Angeles is no exclusion. A spokesperson for the Grammys said that no decision has been made to postpone the show.
Nominations for the Grammy Awards were made public on November 23, 2021. Several musicians have criticized the Recording Academy for perceived snubs. There were a lot of major names left off the list.
Miley Cyrus said she was in good company when she wasn’t nominated. She was referring to The Weeknd, who famously received the cold shoulder in 2021. Drake was so upset with the Academy that he pulled his nominations this year.
The last thing the Grammy Awards need is a cancellation or postponement. They are hoping to host a huge crowd at L.A.’s Crypto.com arena. The awards have already taken a huge hit. Their reputation may be at stake.
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