COVID Surge Postpones 'Music's Biggest Night'

Recording Academy says Grammys will be shifted to March
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2021 3:59 PM CST
2021 Grammys Postponed
A view of the red carpet appears prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

With COVID cases surging to record highs in California, the ceremony that calls itself "Music's Biggest Night" has been postponed. The Grammy Awards ceremony, which had been planned as a largely audience-free event on Jan. 31, has been delayed due to health and travel concerns, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Recording Academy tells the AP that the event, to be hosted by Trevor Noah at the Staples Center in Los Angeles County, will be shifted to an unspecified date in March. Beyoncé is the leading contender, with nine nominations, while Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch, and Dua Lipa have six each, Variety reports. (Last year, organizers announced that the 2021 Oscars would be delayed until April.)

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