The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards have officially been rescheduled, and the new air date has prompted the postponement of the CMT Music Awards.
On Tuesday (Jan. 18), The Recording Academy revealed that the GRAMMY Awards will now take place on Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas (a first for the GRAMMYs). The new air date coincides with the original CMT Music Awards air date, therefore, the CMT Music Awards will now take place at a later date in April.
“We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy.
“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,” Mason Jr. continued. “We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the GRAMMY Awards and the Academy’s mission. We appreciate the leadership CBS has shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of the CMTs and others who worked toward this solution.”
“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,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events & Alternative Programming, CBS.
Sussman added, “Coming out of an exciting month of college basketball on CBS, we’re thrilled to continue our programming momentum with these two big live events for television in the spring.”
“What better way to introduce the CMT MUSIC AWARDS to CBS than aligning with the GRAMMYs during the network’s biggest month of music this April,” shared Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, executive producers, CMT MUSIC AWARDS. “Our fans can expect another unforgettable night of music, and we look forward to announcing our new date and sharing more of what we have in store for this year very soon.”
On January 5, The Recording Academy and CBS made the tough decision to postpone “Music’s Biggest Night” for the second consecutive year, following a spike in COVID-19 cases, fueled by the Omicron variant.
The GRAMMYs were originally scheduled to take place on January 31, 2022.
“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,” a statement read.
The statement continued, “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. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
“Music’s Biggest Night” will be hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah.