The 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for January 31, has been postponed due to COVID concerns. The ceremony is now scheduled to be held on March 14.
“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,” read a tweet on the official Twitter handle of Recording Academy on Wednesday.
“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,” the Recording Academy and CBS, the network broadcasting the show, said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations are all about women power with Beyonce, Taylor Swift and DuaLipa 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 DuaLipa, who earned six nominations each. - IANS