The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed until March 14, 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the event had been scheduled for January 31, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
“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,” the Recording Academy stated.
“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.”
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
Beyoncé leads all musicians with nine nominations. Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift follow closely behind with six nominations each. Unfortunately, the four superstars will have to wait six more weeks to hear their names called at this year’s ceremony.
“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 Recording Academy added.