Another blow of Coronavirus is witnessed today when the most prestigious award of the music Industry, Grammy Award suffered a delay.
The ceremony was scheduled to take place on 31 January, however, due to an increase in the number of COVID cases in Los Angeles, California, the organizers have announced 14 March as the new date for hosting the ceremony.
Ahead of the 63 Grammys, the organizers and the CEO of Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr have released a joint statement that reads: “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.” and reiterated that health and safety is of utmost priority in the present day scenario.
In the joint statement, the committee also thanked all the artists, nominees and staff for complying with the decision and hoped to get through the crisis hour soon.
After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd #GRAMMYs to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 5, 2021