MANILA, Philippines – The Recording Academy made the announcement that the 2022 Grammys will be held on April 3 in Las Vegas for the first time ever.
The said event was supposed to take place this January 31 in its usual LA stage. However, due to the current Omicron surge, the organizing committee deemed it best to push back the award show’s date.
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, with its 17,000-seater capacity, will serve as the venue for this year’s Grammys, with Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” as the main host.
The 2022 Grammys will be broadcasted live on CBS Television Network, and can be streamed live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT.
Global phenomenon BTS is up for nomination in 1 of the 86 categories of the Grammys this year.
BTS’s “Butter” is nominated for 2022 Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – a very strong contender as the group’s hit song holds the No. 1 spot in Most Youtube Views in the first 24 hours, with a staggering 108.2 million views, and has topped Spotify’s Opening Day Streams with 20.9 million unfiltered global streams.
The other nominees competing against BTS in the category are the following:
- I Get A Kick Out Of You
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco
- Higher Power
- Kiss Me More
Doja Cat Featuring SZA
Other categories with their respective nominees have been posted on the Grammy’s official website, and stated that “The 64th GRAMMY Awards recognize recordings released between Sept. 1, 2020 — Sept. 30, 2021.”
Other award shows set this year have also been postponed due to the rising number of Covid Cases in the United States. Among these are the Country Music Television Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and Producers Guild Awards, with producers hoping that the later dates will be met with a lower number of cases than what is currently being experienced in the country.
Sources: Grammy.com and Billboard.com