Many have been anticipating the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 31 but that was hit with a major roadblock on Tuesday.
Rolling Stone originally reported that the awards show was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns in Los Angeles. It was also revealed that the GRAMMYS would aim for sometime in March as the new makeup date.
At the time, they had already planned to have no audience and only allowing presenters and performers. Nominees wouldn’t have even been allowed on-site.
GRAMMYs Reveal Official March 14 Date
The GRAMMYs have officially released a statement confirming that March 14 will be the new date for the awards show and not the rumored March 21 date. They cited the dire COVID-19 situation in Los Angeles again for the postponement.
“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.”
GRAMMYs Thank Everyone For Going Through These Changes With Them
The statement went on to thank everyone involved in putting together this year’s GRAMMYs along with the nominees to work through these changes.
“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.” #GRAMMYs. – Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming, CBS, Ben Winston, GRAMMY Awards Executive Producer, Fulwell 73 Productions. “
Beyoncè Has The Most 2021 Grammy Nominations
Some of the notable categories that Beyoncè is nominated in are Best Song, twice in Best Record, Best Music Video, Best Rap Song, and Best R&B Song. Lipa is part of categories such as Best Album, Best Song, and Best Record. Roddy is part of categories such as Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song twice, and Best Song.
The GRAMMYs Are Also Headlined By Surprising Snubs
When the nominees were announced for the GRAMMYs back in late November, there were many snubs that fans believed should’ve been nominated. The most notable surprise was how The Weeknd wasn’t nominated at all. He soon took to Twitter to call the awards show “corrupt” and demanded transparency for himself along with his fans. No women were nominated in the Best R&B Album category either. Teyana Taylor ended up taking to Twitter feed to voice her frustration about that situation.