The Grammy Awards gala postponed due to the expansion of ómicron

The 64 gala of the awards Grammy, scheduled for January 31 in the US, was suspended this Wednesday due to the increase in cases of covid-19 by the expansion of the variant omicron and it will be set for a new date, yet to be determined.

In a joint statement, the Recording Academy and the CBS channel explained that they made that decision after considering it “carefully” and analyzing it with health officials.

“The health and safety of those in our community of the music, the live audience and hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show continues to be our top priority, “they stated in the note.

“Given the uncertainty surrounding the variant omicron “They added,” celebrating the gala on January 31 simply involves too many risks. “

The event was expected to take place in Los Angeles (California) following the announcement of the nominations for the awards last November 23.

Jon Batiste, a musician unknown to the general public, led the award nominations with eleven nominations, which as an attraction for the audience will face Taylor Swift and Kanye West, one of the most notorious feuds in pop, for the award. Album of the year.

In March 2021, the Grammys, the awards most important of the music On a global scale, they held a gala without all the artists united in the same venue because of the pandemic.

In the last edition, many of the guests were not in person at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the usual venue for the great party of the music for years, and in it the Academy paid tribute to the locals of music and the venues of small concerts, very impacted by the pandemic.