The Grammy Awards have found a new (temporary) venue and a new date for their broadcast. MGM Grand Garden Arena will host the event, which was previously set for this month in Los Angeles, on April 3.
The event will be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah, who is best known for his show The Daily Show. The Recording Academy announced on January 5 that the Grammy Awards would be postponed until January 31, less than a month after they were originally scheduled to take place on that date.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Grammy Awards to Las Vegas for the first time and to putting on a world-class event,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, in a statement.
“Since announcing the postponement of the original show date, we have received a deluge of sincere words of support and solidarity from members of the artistic community. Our appreciation for their generosity and gratitude for their enduring support to the Grammy Awards and the Academy's purpose is heartfelt.”
As a result of the Grammys being shifted, the CMT Music Awards will also be rescheduled, moving from its previously scheduled time slot on April 3rd to make room for the Grammys, which will also be televised on the CBS network.
Having received nominations for both albums of the year and record of the year, Jon Batiste is the artist with the most nominations leading up to the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10. Some of the other musicians that have received several nominations are Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, and Olivia Rodrigo, among others.
“Drivers License” has earned Rodrigo nominations in each of the ceremony's four “top” categories: song of the year and record of the year for “Drivers License,” album of the year and best new artist for “Sour,” and best new artist for “Sour.” In 2020, Eilish was the only one to win all four.
Other than Noah, no other performers or presenters for the Grammy Awards have been revealed as of yet. As a result, the event will be held in Las Vegas for the first time, as opposed to its regular home in Los Angeles, where the Recording Academy is headquartered, where it has been held in the past. In addition to New York, Chicago, and Nashville, the ceremony has been held in other cities.