The Grammys 2021 have been postponed, weeks earlier than the ceremony was resulting from happen.
The awards present was scheduled to be held in a restricted type on January 31 in Los Angeles. Nonetheless, the persevering with coronavirus pandemic has prompted organisers to maneuver the ceremony to March 21.
If the Grammys had gone forward this month, the ceremony would have had no viewers within the room, with solely presenters and performers allowed on website. Nominated artists wouldn’t have been current on the occasion, that means awards would doubtless have been accepted just about and thru pre-recorded video speeches.
Whereas the Recording Academy had beforehand introduced the Staples Middle because the venue for the 2021 ceremony, interim boss Harvey Mason Jr. lately mentioned it might as an alternative be held “in and round Downtown Los Angeles”.
Recording Academy emblem. CREDIT: Getty
Beyoncé has the most nominations for the Grammys 2021 with 9 nods, whereas Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch all have six apiece.
At the moment, California is experiencing an enormous surge in coronavirus circumstances, with hospitals in Los Angeles County so overpopulated that sufferers with the virus are being compelled to attend in ambulances till beds unlock. Yesterday (January 4), a brand new single-day file of 74,000 new circumstances was recorded in the entire state.
The Weeknd, in the meantime, additionally wasn’t named within the listing regardless of dominating main music ceremonies in 2020. He later said the Grammys “remain corrupt” and mentioned the organisation owed him, his followers and the business “transparency”.
On January 5, NME reported that three of the five Grammy nominees within the Finest Kids’s Album class had declined their nominations. The nominees cited the class’s lack of racial range as their cause for rejecting their Grammy nods.