For a second year in a row, the Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the new COVID-19 strain, the Recording Academy and CBS announced in a joint statement issued on Wednesday.
A rescheduled date has not been shared yet.
“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, 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 statement read.
“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,” it continued. “Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on Jan. 31 simply contains too many risks.”
The ceremony was scheduled to be held at the end of this month at the Crypto.com Arena, formerly known as the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. EW has reached out to the Recording Academy.