The Grammy Awards have been delayed due to the Covid pandemic.
Coordinators Tuesday told the media the service initially set for Jan. 31 is being pushed back to March 14.
The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.
A joint assertion from Harvey Mason Jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy; Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming, CBS; and Ben Winston, GRAMMY Awards Executive Producer, Fulwell 73 Productions read:
“After insightful discussions with health specialists, our host and craftsmen planned to show up, we are rescheduling ‘The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®’ to be communicated Sunday, March 14, 2021. The falling apart COVID circumstance in Los Angeles, with medical clinic administrations being overpowered, ICUs having arrived at limit, and new direction from state and neighborhood governments have all driven us to infer that deferring our show was the proper activity. Nothing is a higher priority than the health and wellbeing of those in our music network and the many individuals who work vigorously on delivering the show.
“We need to thank the entirety of the capable craftsmen, the staff, our merchants and particularly the current year’s candidates for their arrangement, persistence and eagerness to work with us as we explore these remarkable occasions.”
Los Angeles County, the focal point of the emergency in California, has outperformed 10,000 COVID-19 passings and has had 40% of the passings in California. It is the third state to arrive at the 25,000 passing check.
A normal of six individuals bite the dust each hour from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, which has a fourth of the state’s 40 million occupants. District health authorities dread the approaching Christmas and New Year’s flood.
“The Daily Show” host and entertainer Trevor Noah is set to have the 2021 Grammys, where Beyoncé is driving competitor with nine selections. Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Post Malone, Renée Zellweger, Billie Eilish and her producer sibling Finneas likewise scored designations. First-time chosen people incorporate The Strokes, Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles and Blue Ivy Carter.
Hang AFTRA delivered an assertion Tuesday late evening pronouncing it was “very baffled to know about the clashing date, March fourteenth.”
“We declared a similar date for the SAG Awards last July with the aim to give the best conceivable booking thought for different entertainment ceremonies,” the assertion said. “We expect similar thought from sister associations all through the business.
“The SAG Awards perceives exceptional acting exhibitions over the previous year. We will again put on a stupendous act that achieves that mission.
“Our two associations, SAG-AFTRA and the Recording Academy, share individuals and work together successfully to advocate for craftsmen in numerous regions. In a climate that is progressively trying for broadcast grants programs, we additionally have a shared interest in effectively displaying the creativity and ability of our particular participations.”
SAG-AFTRA declared it is in contact with the Recording Academy and “will keep on working with our sister associations to discover approaches to make the current year’s honors season as fruitful as could be expected under the circumstances.”
Entertainers will be declared sometime in the not too distant future.