The Recording Academy released a statement today, postponing the Grammys because of the increasing COVID cases in Los Angeles. The statement is below.
JOINT STATEMENT RE: THE 63RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® AIR DATE
“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.”
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
Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard and Tauren Wells are among this year’s Gospel nominees. For the full nominee list, click here.