The pandemic has been a pain in the butt for award shows over the last two years, and this year’s Grammy Awards are no different. They were originally supposed to be held in early February in Los Angeles, but the Omicron variant of COVID-19 thwarted those plans. So, the new date, April 3, in Las Vegas didn’t work out for every celebrity who was nominated.
Some stars are too busy right now to take time out of their schedule to fly to the West Coast, like Miranda Lambert. And, others were happy to be nominated and were looking forward performing at the ceremony, but their personal life got a bit too messy for the producers to take the risk (yep, Kanye West). So, there will be plenty of musicians who will be watching from the comfort of their couch instead of on the Las Vegas Strip this year.
Most of the names on this list are nominees, so they will miss out on their big moment to give a heartfelt acceptance speech, but again, this isn’t a normal year. Hopefully, next year’s Grammys will bring out all of the celebs and COVID-19 will be nothing but a distant memory. Find out why some of your favorite artists are staying far away from the Grammys this year.