Grammy Awards 2021 are postponed to Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the STAPLES Center amidst COVID-19 concerns.
Having originally been scheduled to take place on January 31, organizers chose to postpone this year’s ceremony within three weeks of the event. A statement was released by organizers Harvey Mason Jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy; Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming, CBS; and Ben Winston, Grammy Awards Executive Producer, Fulwell 73 Productions.
“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.”
Having originally planned the award show with no live audience except the presenters and performers appearing in person, it is still unclear if whether or not this plan will remain intact. For a complete list of all of the Grammy Awards 2021 nominations, please visit here. To remain up-to-date, on all of the 2021 Grammy Award show announcements, please visit its official website.