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Organisers Reschedule Grammy Awards To March Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

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The 63rd annual Grammy Awards have been rescheduled due to concerns relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Instead of January 31, the ceremony will now be broadcast on March 14. In a joint statement, 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) said:

"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."

Head here for the full list of nominees, including Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Fontaines D.C., Code Orange, and Phoebe Bridgers.

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