BREAKING: Rescheduling of the GRAMMY Awards Bump CMT Music Awards to a later date
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards have been officially postponed and the new air date has caused the CMT Music Awards to be postponed.
On Tuesday, January 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 air date of the CMT Music Awards, therefore, the CMT Music Awards will now take place at a later date in April.
“We are thrilled to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time and put on a world-class show,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of The Recording Academy. “From the moment we announced the postponement of the show’s original 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 mission of the Academy. We appreciate the leadership CBS has shown during these difficult weeks and the flexibility of CMTs and others who have worked on this solution.
“Once we realized the need to move the GRAMMY Awards to a later date due to current health concerns, we quickly came together with our partners at The Recording Academy and CMT, to strategically reschedule these two incredible musical events. and use the full power of the ViacomCBS to promote them,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, Specials, Music, Live Events & Alternative Programming, CBS. “After an exciting month of college basketball on CBS, we’re excited to continue our programming momentum with these two great live-for-television events this spring.”
“What better way to bring the CMT MUSIC AWARDS to CBS than to line up with the GRAMMYs during the network’s biggest music month in April,” shared Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, Executive Producers, CMT MUSIC AWARDS . “Our fans can look forward to 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.”
The CMT Music Awards aired on CBS on April 3, marking the show’s first airing on CBS.
On January 5, the Recording Academy and CBS made the difficult decision to postpone “Music’s Biggest Night” for the second year in a row, 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 extensive review 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 GRAMMYs Show. Awards®,” a statement read.
The statement continued, “The health and safety of members of our music community, live audiences 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 is simply too risky. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® at a later date, to be announced shortly.
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will now air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:30 p.m., live ET / 5:00-8:30 p.m., 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 Trevor Noah of The Daily Show.
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