UPDATE: The GRAMMYs have confirmed that the award ceremony has been pushed back to March 14. Read their statement below.
“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. 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 2021 GRAMMY award ceremony has been postponed form its Jan. 31st date according to reports.
Rollingstone reports that the awards which were supposed to happen end of this month in a limited manner, will now be held in March, although a specific date has not been announced yet. Organizers had already planned a limited show due to growing COVID-19 concerns, only allowing presenters and performers on-site during the show. But it now looks like even that will not happen this month.
Trevor Noah was announced as the host for the show at the Staples Center in L.A. but GRAMMYs have not yet revealed if he will be still sticking for the new date. Beyonce leads this year’s nominations with 9 while Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch follow with six nods each.
The news comes amid reports of 74,000 new cases on January 4th alone in California and medical system feeling the crunch in accommodating the growing number of required hospitalizations.