The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show has been postponed, officials have announced. 

The Grammys was due to take place later this month, but has been postponed due to concerns around Covid. 

In a joint statement, the Recording Academy and CBS said the decision to press ahead with the ceremony “simply contains too many risks”.

“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,” they said.

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“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.

“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 nominees included singers Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa.