2020 Year in Review: Coronavirus Shakes the Music Industry

Published: Thursday 31st Dec 2020 by Rashad

Whether penciled in history books for reasons good, bad, ugly, and/or everything in between, 2020 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.

Next, we’ll review how coronavirus – the year’s biggest story – specifically impacted the entertainment industry.

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While every industry was impacted one way or the other by the global health crisis, few were shaken quite like the entertainment industry.  A business that thrives on bringing people together (see:  movie theaters, live concerts, award shows, talk shows, etc.), every corner of entertainment was rattled by the pandemic was it forced closures, postponements, and cancellations of events and venues around the world.

Some shows opted to soldier on socially distanced and/or with limited audience capacity while others postponed all together.

Look below to walk down memory lane.

Report:  Talk Shows Cancel Live Audiences

Report: ‘Tonight Show,’ ‘The View,’ & ‘Ellen’ Among Shows Forgoing Live Audiences Due to Coronavirus Fears

Report:  Award Shows Canceled or Postponed

2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, GLAAD Among Award Shows Postponed Or Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Report:  Essence Fest 2020 Canceled

Essence Festival 2020 Officially Canceled Due To Coronavirus

Report:  Coachella Postponed Due to COVID-19

Coachella, Lollapalooza Officially Canceled Due to COVID-19

Report:  Future of James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Uncertain

James Corden Believes Future of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Uncertain Due to COVID-19

Celebrities Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

[photo courtesy: Cheyne Gateley/Variety Intelligence]

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