The 2021 Grammy Awards service has been deferred, because of worries about the spread of the Covid. The Recording Academy declared on Tuesday that the service won’t happen on Jan. 31, as recently planned, however is rather being pushed off until March 14.
In many years, the honors function happens at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which is likewise where the 2021 ceremony was booked to occur. The Los Angeles region, in any case, is encountering a huge increment of COVID-19 diseases that is relied upon to decline, as NPR revealed prior Tuesday. The LA County overseer of wellbeing administrations, Dr. Christina Ghaly, said at a preparation Monday that numerous territorial clinics “have reached a point of crisis” and are being compelled to settle on “very tough decisions about patient care.”
The Recording Academy, its transmission accomplice CBS, and the occasion’s leader maker, Ben Winston (who is in his first year in that job), gave a joint assertion Tuesday which read: “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 news of the Grammy Awards’ postponement was first detailed Tuesday evening by Rolling Stone and Variety, which refered to unknown sources.
This year should speak to something of a new beginning for the Grammys, which were eclipsed a year ago by an assortment of stunner allegations made by the Recording Academy’s currently removed, fleeting previous boss, Deborah Dugan, including claims of sexual offense against her archetype, Neil Portnow, and the Academy’s overall advice and previous board seat, Joel Katz (who both denied the allegations). She likewise made allegations of monetary blunder, self-managing and vote fixing. Dugan was supplanted by the Academy’s director and now interval CEO, Harvey Mason Jr.
[Up until about 10 years back, I was a Grammy citizen, and furthermore served on one of the little “craft” committees that makes a decision about one of a modest bunch of Grammy classes outside the “nomination review” measure, and that are not decided on by the overall enrollment. What’s more, my better half, Joshua Sherman, is additionally a previous Grammy elector and Grammy board of trustees part; he was likewise important for groups that made a few Grammy-winning chronicles, and he created a few other Grammy-nominated albums.]