The music trade’s largest night time was supposed to happen on the finish of January, on the Crypto.com Enviornment in downtown Los Angeles. Then the omicron variant occurred.
Now, the massive award present is about to happen on April 3, and in a brand new venue too — the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment in Las Vegas.
Representatives from the Recording Academy would not verify the reasoning behind the placement change, but it surely does seem like the Crypto.com Enviornment’s calendar is full within the days main as much as April 3, to not point out each a Clippers and a Lakers recreation on the day of.
The transfer isn’t with out its ripple results, although, as will probably be bumping the CMT Music Awards, which was scheduled for that very same date.
The Grammys have been having a tricky go of it lately. Final 12 months’s ceremony tanked, with viewership dropping to eight.8 million. That is a 53% drop from its 2020 numbers. The 2021 present was additionally the identical ceremony that pop star The Weeknd vowed to boycott after being snubbed for any nominations, citing the nameless committees that make up the preliminary ballots for voting as the primary driver of his protests.
The Recording Academy has made some strikes to extend fairness to its roster of nominees — together with eliminating these nameless committees, in addition to increasing the variety of potential winners within the massive classes.
Comic and The Every day Present host Trevor Noah continues to be set to host the night, which shall be broadcast reside in addition to streamed on Paramount+.