It has been announced that this year's Grammy awards, or Grammys, have been postponed as a result of the Omnicron surge in the US.

The Grammys had been set to take place on 31 January at the centre in Los Angeles.

While the centre remains open with sporting events still taking place there, a concern for the artists and others attending the music awards ceremony led to the indefinite postponement.

A statement from the Grammys organisers reads: "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."

Los Angeles has experienced a record-breaking number of cases.

On 4 January, 22,000 people tested positive for Covid-19.

This year’s ceremony was set to be hosted by Trevor Noah.

Jazz musician Jon Batiste leads the nominations for the 2022 Grammys with 11 nominations.

He was followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, and H.E.R with eight nods each.

Last year's awards ceremony was postponed to March.

This weekend's Critics Choice awards have also been postponed indefinitely.

The 2022 Golden Globes, which are taking place this Sunday, will have no audience, red carpet, or TV show.