Grammy Awards 2021 postponed due to COVID-19 concerns; will be held on March 14
The show, which will be hosted by The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, was originally scheduled for January 31
The 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The show, which will be hosted by The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, was originally scheduled for January 31. The ceremony is now to be held on March 14.
The official Twitter handle of Recording Academy shared the news.
After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd #GRAMMYs to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021.— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 5, 2021
More details: https://t.co/JyrHZ7JpQi pic.twitter.com/MoZLLoEEgx
Recording Academy and CBS, the network broadcasting the show, said in a statement, "The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show."
"We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year's nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times," the statement further read.
The statement is signed by Harvey Mason JR., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy; Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming, CBS; and Ben Winston, Grammy Awards Executive Producer, Fulwell 73 Productions.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations are all about women power with Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa leading the way. Beyonce is leading the contender at the 2021 Grammy Awards with nine nods. She is followed by Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa, who earned six nominations each.