The 2021 Grammy Awards will not be happening on January 31 as planned. The awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in music, has been postponed until Sunday, March 14, due to health and safety concerns for the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The news was first reported by Rolling Stone.
The decision comes after the union that represents actors and media professionals, SAG-AFTRA, called for a production hold in COVID-plagued Southern California.
The 2021 Grammy nominations were led by Beyoncé — who received nine nominations — while Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, and Roddy Ricch have six each. The event was to be led by The Daily Show host Trevor Noah at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. According to a representative of Noah, he will remain host.
The Grammys were set to be the start of the 2021 award season. However, the Golden Globes, which usually takes place in January, will be the first award ceremony of the season and is currently scheduled for February 28, 2021.