The 2021 Grammy Awards have officially been postponed to March 14th, despite being originally scheduled for January 31st, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Recording Academy issued a statement that shared that the decision came ‘after thoughtful conversations with health experts’.
It continued, ‘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.’
They concluded, ‘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.’
It had also been reported that the new date for the Grammys ceremony would be on March 21st. The Academy was also planning to hold the Grammys without an audience or nominated artists, with just presenters and performing artists attending.
No other updates on how the Grammys ceremony will be held have been revealed yet, but it has been confirmed that it will be held on March 14th.