Grammy Awards : Postponed (Until March?)
The 2021 Grammy Awards: Postponed… A headline everyone saw coming, but nobody wanted to hear.
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will not be on January 31 due to safety concerns. Although only a few weeks away, the Recording Academy and CBS have made the decision today, January 5.
This untimely resolution is temporary as Rolling Stone reports that organizers are already looking into a new date. The possibility of the ceremony being in March is in discussion.
Some fans suggest that the show film in the style of the most recent Emmy Awards, which was mostly virtual. In that case, nominees would accept their awards remotely alongside some pre-taped performances.
2021’s Original Ceremony Plans
Originally, the Grammy Awards were going to film from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at the end of the month. With plans to film in Los Angeles, it is no surprise that the show is under scrutiny. Coronavirus cases in California, but specifically LA County, have been on the rise.
As stated by The Los Angeles Times, California set a new record of COVID-19 cases on January 4 with 74,000 new cases reported.
With close quarters, indoor groups, and possible travel, concerns for this ceremony have been high from the start. The event was already to be in limited capacity because of the safety concerns. Only presenters and performers were going to be on site. This would have included The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah who is still set to be this year’s host.
Some of the rumored performers at the Grammys included Dua Lipa and Harry Styles. Both are from England and would need to travel to LA for the show. That can’t be done safely at the moment, which is one reason the show is going to be rescheduled.
Lipa is up for six nominations, with Styles having his first three. Beyoncé has the most nominations for the 2021 show with a total of nine.
The Grammy Awards being postponed can now be added to the list of things that the pandemic has caused. News about the show’s rescheduling continues to break.