Amid the COVID-19 surge, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards have been postponed.
The Recording Academy and CBS released a joint statement announcing the postponement.
"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 statement read.
"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," the statement added.
The awarding ceremony was supposed to be held on January 31. The joint statement pointed out that it would be too risky to push through with it amid the threat of the Omicron variant.
"Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music's Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon," the statement concluded.