The upcoming 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards has been put on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and has been pushed back to March this year. Harvey Mason Jr., the Interim President/CEO & Chair of the Recording Academy as well as Jack Sussman (Executive VP, VP, Specials, Live Events, Music and Alternative Programming) and Ben Winston the Executive Producer of the GRAMMY awards released a joint statement announcing that the GRAMMYs will now be taking place on March 14th. This decision was made on account of the “deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles”.
The statement reads as follows: “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.”
The GRAMMYs was originally supposed to take place on Jan 31st.
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