Agatha’s Grammy Fate Must Wait with Awards Postponed Indefinitely
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its surge, the Grammy Awards officially postponed their January 31st festivities indefinitely yesterday. According to Variety magazine, the awards will now need to be rescheduled but require a ten-day lockout of the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) to pull off the event.
“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 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 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon,” said the Recording Academy and CBS in a joint statement posted yesterday.
Disney Grammy Nominees Now Waiting
Of course, a number of Walt Disney Company nominated songs must wait a bit longer to learn their 2022 Grammy fate. Nominees include seven songs and soundtracks. Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” recevied a nod for “Agatha All Along,” nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. “Frozen” songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote the piece. Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” also received a nomination for its second season score.
Pixar’s “Soul” and its prolific songwriter Jon Batiste amassed a number of nominations with two nods for “Bigger Than Us,” which received nominations for Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The film also received a nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
On Disney+, Billie Eilish’s concert experience, titled “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,” found itself nominated for Best Music Film.
Rounding out the 2022 Grammy nominees for the Walt Disney Company was “Cruella” and “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday,” both nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and “Summer of Soul” for Best Musical Film. Needless to say, Disney will certainly have much to celebrate on music’s biggest night, and we cannot wait for it to get here.
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