The 64th Annual Grammy Award Ceremony is officially postponed indefinitely due to rising cases of the Coronavirus.

The Recording Academy and CBS released a joint statement, “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 31 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

Since the arrival of the Omicron variant, things have taken a toll for the worse. Other events, including the MusiCares Gala and Pre-Grammy Gala, were scheduled for January have also been reported to be postponed.

Los Angeles reportedly has the highest number of cases in the country. Over 50,000 cases have been recorded, and more emerge each day.

Last year’s ceremony was set for the same date but later held in March with very few attendees. Also, the venue of the ceremony was changed to the LA Convention Center.

The nominations for this year’s Grammy Awards were announced on November 23. Quite a few superstar names appeared more than once in prestigious categories like the Album of the Year.

Jazz keyboardist Jon Batiste has the most nominations with 11, while Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber and Doja Cat are all up for the main awards.