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This Year’s ‘Grammy Awards’ Have Officially Been Postponed


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This year’s Grammy Awards have been postponed amid the current Omicron COVID-19 surge. This year’s awards ceremony was originally set to be held January 31st at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, with the ‘Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony‘ to be held prior on the same day at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

A joint statement issued today (January 05th) by the Recording Academy and CBS on the matter reads as follows:

“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 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

Nominees of note for fans of hard rock and metal this year include:

Best Metal Performance:

  • Deftones – “Genesis
  • Gojira – “Amazonia
  • Mastodon – “Pushing The Tides
  • Rob Zombie – “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)
  • Dream Theater – “The Alien

Best Rock Album:

  • AC/DC – “Power Up
  • Chris Cornell – “No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
  • Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight
  • Paul McCartney – “McCartney III
  • Black Pumas – “Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A

Best Rock Song:

  • Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War
  • Mammoth WVH – “Distance
  • Weezer – “All My Favorite Songs
  • Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit
  • Paul McCartney – “Find My Way

Best Rock Performance:

  • Deftones – “Ohms
  • Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire
  • Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince cover)
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark
  • Black Pumas – “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)

Best Remixed Recording:

  • Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix); Mike Shinoda, remixer (Deftones); track from: “White Pony” (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  • Back To Life” (Booker T Kings of Soul Satta Dub); Booker T, remixer (Soul II Soul)
  • Born For Greatness” (Cymek Remix); Spencer Bastin, remixer (Papa Roach); track from: “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 The Better Noise Years
  • Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix); Tracy Young, remixer (K.D. Lang)
  • Inside Out” (3SCAPE DRM REMIX); 3SCAPE DRM, remixer (Zedd and Griff)
  • Met Him Last Night” (Dave Audé Remix); Dave Audé, remixer (Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande)
  • Talks” (Mura Masa Remix); Alexander Crossan, remixer (PVA)

Best Immersive Audio Album:

  • The Future Bites,” Jake Fields and Steven Wilson, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, immersive producer (Steven Wilson)
  • Alicia,” George Massenburg and Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ann Mincieli, immersive producer (Alicia Keys)
  • Clique,” Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz, immersive mix engineers; Bob Ludwig, immersive mastering engineer; Jim Anderson, immersive producer (Patricia Barber)
  • Fine Line,” Greg Penny, immersive mix engineer; Greg Penny, immersive mastering engineer; Greg Penny, immersive producer (Harry Styles)
  • Stille Grender,” Morten Lindberg, immersive mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive producer (Anne Karin Sundal-Ask and Det Norske Jentekor)

Best Music Video:

  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark
  • Jon Batiste – “Freedom
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – “I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Justin Bieber (feat. Daniel Caesar) – “Peaches
  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever
  • Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • Soul‘ – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross
  • Bridgerton‘ – Kris Bowers
  • Dune‘ – Hans Zimmer
  • The Mandalorian: Season 2 — Vol. 2‘ (Chapters 13-16) – Ludwig Göransson
  • The Queen’s Gambit‘ – Carlos Rafael Rivera

Best Alternative Music Album:

  • Halsey, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
  • Japanese Breakfast – “Jubilee
  • Arlo Parks – “Collapsed In Sunbeams
  • St. Vincent – “Daddy’s Home
  • Fleet Foxes – “Shore

Marilyn Manson also controversially remains eligible for a potential ‘Album Of The Year’ award for his writing credit on Kanye West‘s latest album, “Donda“.

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