Despite plans for a reimagined Grammys for 2021, the awards show, originally scheduled for January has been officially pushed to March due to concerns about spreading COVID-19 at a time when Los Angeles healthcare providers, hospitals, and emergency services are overwhelmed.
“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. 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.” Grammys representatives said in a statement. “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 63rd annual Grammys are now scheduled for March 14 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Trevor Noah. Beyoncé holds the lead for most nominations with nine nominations.