The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed until March

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The awards ceremony will celebrate its 63rd edition this year.

The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed until 14 March due to surging Covid-19 cases in both Los Angeles and the state of California. The 63rd Grammys Awards were originally scheduled to take place on 31 January.

“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, 14 March, 2021,” reads a new joint statement from the Recording Academy, which oversees the Grammys, and CBS.

“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.”

Dua Lipa and Beyoncé lead this year’s nominations. Doja Cat, Phoebe Bridgers, Kaytranada, Megan Thee Stallion and Jayda G are also nominated. Check out the nominations here.