Recording Academy has issued an announcement confirming the postponement of the occasion to March 14, altering the brand new date beforehand posted on its official web site.
“The deterioration of the COVID-19 scenario in Los Angeles, with overwhelmed hospitals and outdated emergency companies, and new suggestions on the federal and native ranges, satisfied us that suspending the ceremony was the most effective factor to do,” they mentioned. organizers.
After being much less affected than many different US states, California has skilled an acceleration of the pandemic on its territory since early November. At present, the state registers tens of 1000’s of recent coronavirus instances daily (31,170 months), writes Agerpres.
The positivity fee rose to 13.6% (7 days in a row), and essentially the most populous state in the US recorded a file 585 deaths on December 31.
The organizers of the Grammy Awards had already scheduled a ceremony with out an viewers, with solely the presenters and artists invited to carry out, broadcast by CBS on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles.
Pop singer Beyonce acquired essentially the most nominations on the 2021 Grammy Awards, and can compete in 9 trophy classes. “Queen Bey” is nominated for her duet with rapper Meghan Thee Stallion, entitled “Savage”, in addition to for her shock music, impressed by the motion that took off after the loss of life of George Floyd, the African-American suffocated by a police officer in the course of the arrest on the finish of Could, forward of Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa, every with six nominations.
The listing of nominations marks notable absences, to start with that of the Canadian singer The Weeknd, but in addition that of the Korean group BTS or the late rapper Pop Smoke.
A number of different awards ceremonies have already been postponed, together with the Oscars gala, which was moved from February 28 to April 25.