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Grammy Awards rescheduled to April 3 in Las Vegas

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The 2022 Grammy Awards will now take place on April 3 in Las Vegas, after they were postponed earlier this month from the original date of Jan. 31 in Los Angeles due to concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus. 

The show will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will return as the master of ceremonies, CBS announced in a Tuesday statement. The CMT Music Awards, which was originally scheduled for April 3, will be postponed to a later date in April.

“Once we realized the need to move the GRAMMY Awards to a later date due to current health concerns, we came together quickly with our partners at the Recording Academy and CMT, to strategically reschedule these two incredible music events and utilize the full power of the ViacomCBS ecosystem to promote them,” Jack Sussman, an executive vice president at CBS, said in the network’s statement. 

“We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show,” Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said in the statement. “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.”

The awards show last year was also delayed from January to March due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in California.

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