The 2021 Grammys Have Been Moved To March
Spiking COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles have pushed the Recording Academy to postpone the awards
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, originally scheduled for January 31, have been postponed to a later date, March 14. This is due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles.
“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021,” said Ben Winston, Grammy Awards producer 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,” he added. “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.”
This year’s Grammy nominees include Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Fiona Apple, BTS, and Phoebe Bridgers, and the ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah.
Lead photo from @recordingacademy