Update: The Grammys Postpone 2021 Ceremony Due To COVID-19 Concerns

The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, reports Rolling Stone.

Update: The ceremony was set to take place on January 31st. The event will now take place on March 21st.

According to Rolling Stone, the Grammys planned on a limited show for 2021 with in-person attendance limited to host Trevor Noah, category presenters, and performers. Similar to the 2019 Emmy Awards, there would be no audience and nominees would appear remotely.

Leading the 2021 Grammys, Beyoncé earned a total of nine nominations. The singer’s “Black Parade” is up for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Additionally, her and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix earned nominations for Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song. Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, and Roddy Ricch follow with six nominations each. Other nominees include BTS, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, and HAIM, while Talking Heads will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ongoing pandemic also pushed back the 2021 Academy Awards to April.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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