(LOS ANGELES, CA) – The 2021 GRAMMY Awards have been postponed to March 14th due to the raging coronavirus crisis.
A statement, which came from the awards executive producer Ben Winston, the Recording Academy’s Harvey Mason Jr. and Jack Sussman of CBS, said: “After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host, and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd GRAMMY Awards to March 14th 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 the 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.”
The awards were originally scheduled for January 31st. The decision to postpone the show was made by both the Academy and the telecast’s network partner CBS due to health, travel as well as location concerns