Ten months after the first signs of trouble and lockdowns, the Covid-19 virus still has the nation in its grip.  As cases continue to rise on the west coast and has California under a massive lock down, the Recording Academy has made some changes to the annual Grammy Award presentations.

Normally scheduled for the final Sunday in January or the first Sunday in February, The Academy has moved the 63rd annual Grammy Awards to March 14, 2021.

In a joint statement, members of the Recording Academy released a statement saying, “after 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.”

The statement continued, “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.”

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