I thought I had posted about this days ago, but I looked back and never updated you guys on the 63rd Grammys!
The BIG SHOW has been POSTPONED due to the SURGE in Covid-19 cases!
The 2021 Grammy Awards have been rescheduled and will now be held on Sunday, March 14, according to a joint statement from the Recording Academy, CBS, and show producers.
“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 statement said. “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 statement went on to say:
“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 Grammys had previously planned to alter the show in the wake of the pandemic: including no audience and only allowing presenters and performers on-site during the ceremony.
Much like the 2020 Emmy Awards, where the nominees appeared remotely, nominated artists wouldn’t have been allowed to appear in-person.
California as a whole has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases following Thanksgiving and the holiday season, setting a new single-day record of 74,000 new cases on January 4th, according to The Los Angeles Times. In Los Angeles County, the hospital system has been stretched so thin that Covid-19 patients are often forced to wait in ambulances for hours until hospital beds open up, while the L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Agency has directed ambulance crews to ration oxygen and not transfer patients who have virtually no chance of surviving.
The 2021 Grammy nominations are led by Beyoncé who snagged nine nominations, while Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch followed behind with six nods each. A rep for Trevor Noah, who was tapped as the host for this year’s event, confirmed to Rolling Stone that he will remain the host.
Stay Tuned here for any other updates as they should arise…