The Recording Academy declared on Tuesday that the 2022 Grammy Awards will be held on April 3rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This will be the first time the telecast has taken place someplace other than Los Angeles or New York since 1973 when it was arranged in Nashville. It will also be the first time the performance has been hosted in a city without a chapter of the Recording Academy.
According to Billboard, The Grammys will happen at the end of the calendar year for the first time since the seventh annual Grammy Awards were hosted on April 13th, 1965, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The Grammy telecast was postponed this year by three weeks due to the fast-spreading omicron variant, which was also resulted in the post-holiday COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles. The Grammy Awards for 2021 have been rescheduled from January 31st to March 14th. The Grammys in 2022 has also been pushed out from their original January 31st air date.
Meanwhile, Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will play his role as host of the rescheduled Grammy Awards. Fulwell 73 Productions will produce the show for the Recording Academy. As per Billboard, Raj Kapoor conducts as showrunner and executive producer, with executive producers Ben Winston and Jesse Collins, and co-executive producer Jeannae Rouzan-Clay. Hamish Hamilton returns as director, and Eric Cook assists as supervising producer alongside Tabitha D’umo, Patrick Menton, Fatima Robinson, and David Wild.
If the Academy Awards air as planned on March 27th, it will be the first time since 1965 that the Oscars will come before the Grammys. That year, the Oscars were held on April 5th, eight days prior to the Grammys.