If you ask the likes of The Weeknd, The Cholula Cum Sack Don that is Drake, and Frank Ocean, they’ll probably tell you that the Grammys should really take place in a tomb since it’s a dusty, dead relic. But well instead of moving it to a tomb, the Grammys show has been moved to the land where us dusty relics guzzle down free cocktails while playing the penny slots for days on end (yes, I’m a penny slot slut). The Grammys were supposed to take place on January 31 at the NoImNotCallingItTheCryptoDotCom Arena in Los Angeles, but because COVID-19 continues to fucks its way into breathing holes everywhere, they postponed it indefinitely. But yesterday they announced that they’ve pushed the date to April 3 and the location to the Kingdom of Celine Dion!
The Grammys are usually held in either Los Angeles or NYC, but Nashville hosted it in 1973 and Chicago was a co-host city back in the day. For the first time, it will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and Trevor Noah will host again. Last year’s ceremony was also pushed due to the virus that is Corona. via Billboard:
This will be the first time the telecast has been held anywhere but L.A. or New York since 1973, when it was held in Nashville. And it will be the first time the show has ever been held in a city in which the Recording Academy doesn’t have chapter.
This will be the latest in the calendar year that the Grammys have been held since the seventh annual Grammy Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on April 13, 1965. (That was before the first live Grammy telecast in 1971.)
Jon Batiste is going into the 2022 Grammys with the most nominations (11), followed by Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber with 8 each.
As for why the Grammys are moving to Las Vegas, I’m sure it has nothing to do with Los Angeles’ COVID-19 restrictions, but I don’t know if it’s the best move. I mean, Adele’s residency is playing that weekend, and so many won’t be able to go to the Grammys because they’ll be hooked up to an IV drip from crying out all of their bodily fluids at her show. Not only that but Grammy organizers are going to be hit with a huge cleaning bill from the city due to The Strip getting covered in more barf than usual from people wet heaving at the sight of 2022 Grammy nominee Marilyn Manson.