Grammys 2021 Ceremony Postponed Over COVID-19 Concerns
No new date has been set for the awards show originally scheduled for January 31
The 2021 Grammys have been postponed from their scheduled date on January 31 over concerns due to COVID-19, according to a report in Rolling Stone. Representatives for the Grammys did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
No new date has been set for the ceremony, but Rolling Stone reports that the Recording Academy is targeting a date sometime in March.
The 2021 ceremony, which will be hosted by “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah, was intended to be held without an audience and only allowing presenters and performers on site during the show. Nominated artists would not be allowed on site.
Beyoncé leads all nominees in the field, which also features Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift leading the pack among nominees.
The Grammys are traditionally held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and the plan for this year would be that the show would be held around the downtown area. Los Angeles is heading toward its worst month on record for the coronavirus pandemic and yesterday reported over 9,000 new cases, 77 deaths and 7,697 current hospitalizations as ICU bed capacity in Southern California remains at 0%.
Rolling Stone first reported the news.
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