Grammy lovers, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer to see who is taking home recording academy gold this year.
It’s official the Grammy Awards have been postponed to March 14 as COVID-19 cases surge in Los Angeles, where the ceremony was set to be held.
“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,” Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr., CBS evp specials, music, live events and alternative programming Jack Sussman and Grammy Awards executive producer Ben Winston said in a statement on Tuesday. “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.”
The ceremony was originally set to take place on January 31st at the Staples Center in downtown L.A. with a contract to air on CBS at 8 p.m. that night. The new date coincides with the 2021 SAG Awards, which also had to move its ceremony due to rising cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles.