The 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony has been delayed, because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. The Recording Academy declared on Tuesday that the function won’t happen on Jan. 31, as recently planned, yet is rather being pushed off until March 14.
In many years, the awards ceremony happens at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which is additionally where the 2021 ceremony was planned to occur. The Los Angeles region, however, is encountering a huge increment of COVID-19 diseases that is relied upon to deteriorate, as NPR detailed prior Tuesday. The LA County overseer of health services, Dr. Christina Ghaly, said at an instructions Monday that numerous regional hospitals “have reached a point of crisis” and are being forced to settle on “very tough decisions about patient care.”
The Recording Academy, its broadcast partner CBS, and the occasion’s executive producer, Ben Winston (who is in his first year in that job), gave a joint assertion Tuesday which read: “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.”
The information on the Grammy Awards’ postponement was first detailed Tuesday evening by Rolling Stone and Variety, which cited anonymous sources.
This year should speak to something of a new beginning for the Grammys, which were dominated a year ago by an assortment of sensation allegations made by the Recording Academy’s presently removed, fleeting previous boss, Deborah Dugan, including charges of sexual wrongdoing against her archetype, Neil Portnow, and the Academy’s overall direction and previous board seat, Joel Katz (who both denied the accusations). She additionally made allegations of monetary bungle, self-dealing and vote rigging. Dugan was supplanted by the Academy’s director and now interim CEO, Harvey Mason Jr.