Everything you need to know about this year’s Grammy Awards


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Announcement of Doja Cat’s nominations, Nov. 23, 2021

This spring marks the 64th annual Grammy Awards show for singers and songwriters all across the world. The date was originally set for Jan. 31 of this year, but with the rise in COVID-19 cases and concerns surrounding the pandemic, Recording Academy and CBS production teams decided to postpone the event until further notice.

As of Jan. 5, the Recording Academy and CBS released a joint statement regarding the postponement. “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials,” the statement said, “health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks.”

As of Feb. 8, a new date has officially been set for the Grammy Awards show. Officials released details about the upcoming events, set to air live on CBS on Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will also be streaming on Paramount+.

The Grammy nomination lists have also been released. Categories include Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Music Video, Best Music Film, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Dance/Electronic Recording and more. This year’s most nominated artist is named Jon Batiste, who is the bandleader for Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show.” The second most nominations go to Doja Cat and H.E.R., both earning eight. The third set of artists with the most nominations are Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, each earning seven.