The 64th edition of the Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on April 3, the Recording Academy has announced.
Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, shared the update in a statement on Grammy’s official website, PTI reported from Los Angeles.
The event, which was earlier scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on January 31, will be held from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on the new date. In the US, it will be aired on the CBS Television Network and will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount Plus.
Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of ‘The Daily Show’, will return as master of ceremonies for “music’s biggest night”.
In early January, the Recording Academy postponed the ceremony in the wake of the surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant.
This will be the first time Las Vegas will host the Grammys. The Latin Grammy awards have been held in Sin City six times since 2014.
Mason Jr. said the team is excited to put on a world-class show in Las Vegas.
“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 and our production partners at Fulwell 73 have shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of everyone who worked toward this solution,” he said in the statement.
Leading the nominations in 11 categories is Jon Batiste, with Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. up for eight trophies each. Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo have been nominated for seven awards each.
Jennifer Jones Joins As EVP Legal Affairs: Meanwhile, the Recording Academy announced yesterday that Jennifer Jones has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, effective immediately.
Reporting to CEO Mason Jr., Jones will oversee the Academy’s day-to-day legal matters and would be the advisor to the Academy’s Board of Trustees, senior Recording Academy staff, the senior leadership of its affiliates, and other areas within the organization, the organization said in a statement.
She would also act as the liaison between the Academy’s business units and outside counsel, and support and facilitate these interactions to enforce the Academy’s intellectual property rights.
“Taking a fresh look at the Academy’s legal practices and ensuring they are best in class is crucial as we continue the organization’s growth and transformation,” said Mason, “As a new and very important strategic advisor for the Academy, Jennifer will strengthen our leadership team as we push toward our goal of doing more to service our music community. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Academy family.”
Prior to joining the Recording Academy, Jones was an attorney for 17 years at the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, where she served as counsel and advisor to clients in the arts, entertainment and sports industries. In her role, Jones worked with the Recording Academy for over a decade, advising the Academy and its affiliates on a broad range of legal matters.