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Grammy Awards 2021 Postponed to March Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic — See the Announcement

Afouda Bamidele
Jan 06, 2021
06:15 P.M.
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The Grammy Awards 2021 has been postponed to March due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in southern California. The award show was initially scheduled for January 31.

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The 63rd Grammy Awards has been postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns. The awards show is now set to be held on March 14. Executive producer Ben Winston shared the news via a statement that read:

"After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host, and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards..."

Lady Gaga poses with her awards during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

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The team revealed that due to increased cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles that resulted in ICUs reaching capacity and hospital services getting overwhelmed, the award organizers decided that postponing was the right move.

They noted that they also enlisted the help of local and state governments to come to the decision. The statement assured viewers that the health of those working on the awards show was of more importance than holding the ceremony.

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It concluded by appreciating the musicians, vendors, and the nominees for the awards for being patient and understanding as they navigate the uncertain times that the novel coronavirus has brought.

The creators had been contemplating putting a hold on the awards show due to a mix of health and travel problems.

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The statement was signed by Winston, Harvey Mason Jr., the interim President of the Recording Academy, and Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music, Live Events, and Alternative Programming of CBS.

According to reports, the decision to postpone the Grammys was supported by both the Academy and its network partner, CBS. Fans may recall that the legendary award show was scheduled for January 31.

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Comedian and "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah enlisted to anchor the ceremony. Per an insider, the creators had been contemplating putting a hold on the award show due to a mix of health and travel problems.

They were worried about setting up the ceremony's staging, which usually boasts an audience of about 18,000. They initially thought it should be held in its usual venue, the Staples Center, settling for a limited audience or none at all.

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However, things changed in November, and they suggested Downtown Los Angeles as a way of giving artists the chance to perform from multiple venues in the area.

Back in November, the nominees for the Grammy Awards were announced to the delight of fans. Beyoncé led with nine nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Celebrities like Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, and Roddy Ricch were next with six nominations, and Brittanny Howard followed up with five spots. Those with four nominations include Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, and DaBaby.

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