Due To Coronavirus Concerns US Grammy Awards Has Been Postponed
Owing to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony, which was scheduled to take place on January 31,2020, has been postponed.
The show, which is supposed to be hosted by Trevor Noah, was reportedly rescheduled to take place in March 2021. Without having an audience, the Grammys organizers had decided to go to only allow presenters and performers to be on-site during the broadcast.
The declaration signed by Harvey Mason jr., Recording Academy Chair & Interim President/CEO; Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming, CBS; and Ben Winston, Executive Producer of the Grammy Awards, Fulwell 73 Productions reads:
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. 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.