Considerations over the continuing COVID-19 pandemic will delay the deliberate 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony.
Initially deliberate for Jan. 31, this yr’s present will likely be postponed till late March.
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The 2021 Grammy nominations have been led by Beyoncé (9), adopted by Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch with six nods every. It’s unsure if Trevor Noah will nonetheless host the occasion as initially deliberate.
This choice comes after a surge of COVID-19 circumstances in California in the course of the vacation season. The state set a brand new single-day report of 74,000 new circumstances on Jan. 4, based on The Los Angeles Occasions.
“Music’s Largest Night time” often boasts an viewers of 18,000 individuals for the Grammy Awards.
The information was made official in a joint assertion from Harvey Mason Jr. (chair and interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy), Jack Sussman (government vice chairman, specials, music, reside occasions and various programming, CBS) and Ben Winston (Grammy Awards government producer, Fulwell 73 Productions).
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“After considerate conversations with well being specialists, our host and artists scheduled to look, we’re rescheduling the 63rd annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021. The deteriorating COVID scenario in Los Angeles, with hospital companies being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capability, and new steerage from state and native governments have all led us to conclude that suspending our present was the precise factor to do. Nothing is extra essential than the well being and security of these in our music group and the a whole lot of people that work tirelessly on producing the present,” the assertion reads.
“We need to thank all the gifted artists, the employees, our distributors and particularly this yr’s nominees for his or her understanding, endurance and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented occasions,” their assertion concludes.