After a sudden, indefinite postponement earlier in January, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards have been officially rescheduled to April 3. Instead of taking place in the usual downtown Los Angeles (in what was formerly known as the Staples Center and is now Crypto.com Arena), the ceremony will convene at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The move comes as a number of major industry events have been shuffling dates as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 winter surge. Grammy’s move to April 3 will bump the CMT Music Awards to a later date in April as the country music ceremony was set to take place on that date.
“We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said. “From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the Grammy Awards and the Academy’s mission. We appreciate the leadership CBS has shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of the CMTs and others who worked toward this solution.”
Details about Grammy Week-affiliated events have yet to be announced, but the Recording Academy assured more information about the premier ceremony, MusiCares Person of the Year and the Pre-Grammy Gala will be announced soon.
Trevor Noah is still set to, once again, take on hosting duties when the Grammys broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. It will also stream live and be available on demand on Paramount Plus.
In the meantime, our eyes will be peeled for what will be a superstar list of performers. The Recording Academy hasn’t yet announced who will take the stage, but with a list of nominees that includes Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber, music fans are sure to be in for an enthralling night of pop spectaculars.