2021 Grammy Awards, scheduled for Jan. 31, postponed to March, due to COVID-19

Posted on: January 6, 2021

“The Grammy Awards are being postponed until March 14 due to coronavirus-related concerns,” writes Jem Aswad in Tuesday’s (1/5) Variety. “ ‘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,’ a statement reads.” The statement was signed by officials and producers of the Grammy Awards event and telecast. “The show, which is scheduled to be hosted by ‘The Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah, was originally scheduled for January 31st. The move is not entirely unexpected…. For months, the Grammys have been contending with the countless complications involved in staging a major awards show that ordinarily has an audience of 18,000-plus people…. The initial general plan was to hold the event at its longtime home of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with either a limited or no audience [and later for] the show [to] be held ‘in and around Downtown Los Angeles,’ opening the possibility that performances could be staged from multiple venues in that area.” Click here to see The Hub’s announcement of the 2021 classical and orchestral nominees.