The GRAMMYs, music’s biggest calendar night, appears to be the latest major event to be rocked by the coronavirus pandemic.
For, according to multiple sources, the event has been postponed.
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In light of the pandemic, a scaled-back show was originally set for January 31 in Los Angeles – with just performers and presenters on location.
However, with confirmed cases of COVID-19 soaring in California, word is that the show has been moved to March.
A formal announcement is expected imminently.
Final voting for the 2021 GRAMMYs wrapped yesterday. As reported, Beyonce leads nominations with a whopping 9.
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
UPDATE: It’s official. The Academy and CBS just issued a joint statement, which read:
“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host, and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Grammy Awards to March 21, 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.”