The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show, known as the 64th GRAMMY Awards has been rescheduled to April 3, and will hold at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
It was initially scheduled to January 31st. According to the organisers , “holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks.”
The organisers also revealed that there have been some major changes behind the scenes at the Recording Academy to ensure that the GRAMMY Awards rules and guidelines are transparent and equitable. They emphasised the changes go into effect immediately for the 64th GRAMMY Awards.
Two brand-new categories will be introduced at the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show: Best Global Music Performance (Global Music Field) and Best Música Urbana Album (Latin Music Field). This brings the total current number of GRAMMY Award categories to 86.
Five Nigerian artistes: Wizkid, Burna Boy, Femi Kuti, Made and Tems made the list.
This year, the Recording Academy eliminated nominations review committees in general and genre fields. This change means that nominations in all of the GRAMMY Awards general and genre fields will now be determined by a majority, peer-to-peer vote of Recording Academy voting members.
Previously, many of the categories within these fields used highly skilled music peers who represented and voted within their genre communities for the final selection of nominees.
With this change, the results of GRAMMY nominations and winners are placed back in the hands of the entire Recording Academy voting membership body, giving further validation to the peer-recognised process.
Starting this year, GRAMMY Award Voters may now vote in 10 specific genre field categories within no more than three fields; this is a reduction from 15 specific genre field categories previously. This significant change ensures music creators are voting in the categories in which they are most knowledgeable and qualified.