The Recording Academy Postpones the 2022 Grammy Awards Indefinitely

The Recording Academy has officially postponed the 2022 Grammy Awards. While the award show was originally set to take place on Jan. 31, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards have been postponed due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Recording Academy postponed the 2022 Grammy Awards

On Jan. 5, the Recording Academy released a statement regarding the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony. In the statement, the organization announced that the 2022 award show is postponed indefinitely.

The statement reads:

“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 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.” 

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Who is nominated at the 2022 Grammy Awards?

On Nov. 23, 2021, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. While the award show is postponed, nominations are unchanged.

Here are the nominations in the General Field (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist).

Record of the Year:

  • “I Still Have Faith In You,” ABBA
  • “Freedom,” Jon Batiste
  • “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • “Peaches,” Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon
  • “Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile
  • “Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat featuring SZA
  • “Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish
  • “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X
  • “drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic

Album of the Year:

We Are, Jon Batiste
Love For Sale, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), Justin Bieber
Planet Her (Deluxe), Doja Cat
Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish
Back Of My Mind, H.E.R.
Montero, Lil Nas X
Sour, Olivia Rodrigo
Evermore, Taylor Swift
Donda, Kanye West

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Song of the Year:

  • “Bad Habits,” Fred Gibson, Johnny McDaid, Ed Sheeran (songwriters), Ed Sheeran (performer)
  • “A Beautiful Noise,” Ruby Amanfu, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Alicia Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry, and Hailey Whitters (songwriters), Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile (performers)
  • “drivers license,” Daniel Nigro and Olivia Rodrigo (songwriters), Olivia Rodrigo (performer)
  • “Fight For You,” Dernst Emile II, H.E.R., and Tiara Thomas (songwriters), H.E.R. (performer)
  • “Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell (songwriters), Billie Eilish (performer)
  • “Kiss Me More,” Rogét Chahayed, Amala Zandile Dlamini, Lukasz Gottwald, Carter Lang, Gerard A. Powell II, Solána Rowe, and David Sprecher (songwriters), Doja Cat featuring SZA (performers)
  • “Leave The Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II, Bruno Mars (songwriters), Silk Sonic (performers)
  • “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Omer Fedi, Montero Hill, Roy Lenzo (songwriters), Lil Nas X (perfomer)
  • “Peaches,” Louis Bell, Justin Bieber, Giveon Dezmann Evans, Bernard Harvey, Felisha “Fury” King, Matthew Sean Leon, Luis Manual Martinez Jr., Aaron Simmonds, Ashton Simmonds, Andrew Wotman, and Keavan Yazdani (songwriters), Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon (performers)
  • “Right On Time,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth (songwriters), Brandi Carlile (perfomer)

Best New Artist:

  • Arooj Aftab
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Baby Keem
  • Glass Animals
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Saweetie

The complete list of nominations can be viewed at

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