Grammy nomination announcement postponed until Friday

December 04, 2018
Beenie Man salutes as he holds his Grammy Award for the album Art and Life.

Artistes who submitted albums for next year’s Grammy awards will have to wait until Friday to hear if their projects were nominated as the announcements were postponed.

The nominees were supposed to have been revealed Wednesday, but have been delayed due to the memorial service for former president George H.W. Bush.
A press release issued by the Recording Academy on Monday divulged the latest news surrounding the awards.

Select categories will be announced live on CBS This Morning and on Apple Music at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday.

All 84 categories will be revealed on the Recording Academy's website, and also by press release and over the Recording Academy's social media platforms by 8:45 a.m. ET.

Bush died in his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94. President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday a day of mourning for the former president.

He will be remembered at a memorial service at the National Cathedral at 11 a.m. President Donald Trump has designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning.

The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market both said their markets will be closed on Wednesday.

The annual Grammy Awards is set to air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2019.

Next year will be the first in which the number of nominations for the big "general field" categories, including Record of the Year, will be increased from five to eight.

At the time of the announcement, the Recording Academy said its decision to increase the number of nominations was in an effort to open up the playing field to more diverse voices.