Grammy Awards 2021 Are Rescheduled For March 14 As Los Angeles Covid-19 Cases Continue to Skyrocket
January 5, 2021 By: The Big Magazine Staff
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that it will delay its annual ceremony to take place on March 14th instead of it's original planned date in January due to the overwhelming surge of Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that it will take place March 14, 2021. The delay is due to the overwhelming Covid-19 surge in cases in Los Angeles County. Photo of Trevor Noah by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.
“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,” a statement read, via Variety.
“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 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 Daily Show host Trevor Noah is set to host the Grammy's 2021 replacing Alicia Keys, who hosted the past two years.