New date and location for 2022 Grammy Awards announced

Music’s biggest night still has big things in store.

The 2022 Grammy Awards have a new date and will take place on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The telecast – which will begin at 8 p.m. ET – has been postponed following the postponement of its initial January broadcast due to heightened COVID-19 concerns over the omicron variant.

Trevor Noah will assume his duties as host for another year, with the event being produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy.

Choosing to transport the show from Los Angeles to Vegas, the show’s organizers settled into the 17,000-seat arena, which hosted the Latin Grammys just a few months ago. It’s the second year in a row the Grammys have been postponed, as a postponement from 2021 due to a California-based COVID spike saw the awards pushed back to March 14.

This scaled-down event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and was largely performance-driven, earning positive reviews, per Variety. This year, however, the publication reports that the Recording Academy hopes to have a live show with an audience to match this time around.

Jon Batiste leads the 2022 nomination pool with 11 nods, while Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER each have eight. While airing on CBS as usual, the event will also air on Paramount+.

It should be an interesting show this year, after Drake, who earned nominations in two rap categories, decided to withdraw his nominations. As a result, it is no longer nominated for Best Rap Album for Certified lover and Best Rap Performance for “Way 2 Sexy.”

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