The 2021 Grammys which were originally scheduled to take place January 31st, will be postponed until March 14th, 2021 due to recent COVID related concerns surrounding the city of Los Angeles. It was announced January 5th by the Recording Academy, the organization that is in charge of setting up the award ceremony, in a joint statement with CBS that the most anticipated music award ceremony of the year would be postponed.
“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 Recording Academy was originally planning to host the Grammys without spectators or nominated artists and only having those that are scheduled to present an award or perform in attendance. This still appears to be the plan for the Academy to meet social distancing and other COVID requirements for the show.
This will be a strange music award ceremony to cap off a strange year for sure. Some of the biggest names in the music industry have been nominated for the 2021 Grammys including: Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Black Pumas, Coldplay, Phoebe Bridgers, Noah Cyrus, Harry Styles, Doja Cat, Lady Gaga and many many more.