Music's biggest night is moving to Las Vegas for the first time.
A few weeks ago, the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony was postponed "indefinitely" due to concerns about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The original date was scheduled for January 31, 2022, but has now been pushed back to April 3 at 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET). Trevor Noah will be the show's host.
"We are excited to bring the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the first time ever and to put on a world-class show," read a statement released by The Recording Academy on social media. "From the moment we announced the postponement of the original exhibition date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are honored by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the GRAMMY Awards and the Academy's mission."
More information on other official Grammy Week events such as the Opening Ceremony, MusiCares Person of the Year and the Pre-Grammy Gala will be announced shortly.
The rules for the Awards electronic music category changed last summer, making 2022 the first awards year with the new changes. "Best Dance Recording" has been renamed "Best Dance/Electronic Recording".
The most noticeable change came in the Album of the Year category after the Academy received a barrage of harsh criticism from Zayn, The Weeknd and other major recording artists. Any musician, including songwriter, producer or engineer, who appears on a nominated album will receive a nod. Previous years' rules only allowed musicians who contributed 33% of the album to receive a nomination.
Check out the full list of 2022 Grammy Award nominations here.