by Giselle Morales (@GMorales1110)
Music’s biggest night will have to wait a little longer as the 2021 Grammys have been postponed due to concerns of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The show, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 31, has now been rescheduled for Sunday, March 14, according to a statement from the show’s organizers.
“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 led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do,” the Recording Academy and CBS said in a joint statement.
The Grammys, which will be held at the Staples Center and hosted by “The Daily Show”
host, Trevor Noah, are expected to look much different this year with strict COVID protocols only allowing presenters and performers on-site and completely forgoing any live audience.
The Grammy nominations which were released last November, featured Beyonce leading the pack with a whopping nine nominations including “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” for her song “Black Parade”.
Megan Thee Stallion, who scored her first nominations ever, nabbed four including “Best New Artist”, Best Rap Song”, “Best Rap Performance” and “Record of the Year”.
Other nominees include Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch who all scored six nominations each.
The Grammys were not the first award show to be pushed back, the Academy Awards also rescheduled their annual telecast to April 25.
The Golden Globes will now be the first award show of the season as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler prepare to host the show for the fourth time on Feb. 28 in Beverly Hills.