The biggest music award show of the year, The Grammys are moving to Las Vegas.
The Grammys is not only moving states but also moving to a new month. The show was planned for January 31 at the newly christened Crypto.com arena. It was originally postponed due to Omicron concerns.
The award ceremony will be taking the place of the CMT Music Awards, which will be moving to a later broadcast date in April.
“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,” Jack Sussman, EVP, Specials, Music, Live Events & Alternative Programming at CBS, said in a statement. “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.”
“We are excited to take the Grammys to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show,” Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said. “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. 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.”
“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,” said Margaret Comeaux, John Hamlin and Leslie Fram, executive producers of the awards show. “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.”
Venue and broadcast dates will be announced soon.