The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed from the originally scheduled date of January 31 to March 14. Today (January 5), the Recording Academy issued a joint statement with CBS stating that the decision came “after thoughtful conversations with health experts.” It continued:
The statement was signed by Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Jack Sussman of CBS, and Ben Winston of Fulwell 73 Productions.
Prior to issuing the aforementioned statement, it had been reported by Entertainment Weekly that the new date for the Grammys ceremony would be March 21. The Recording Academy also added the date to their official calendar with a heading that read “63rd Annual Grammy Awards.” It appeared that the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony would also take place on March 21.
According to Rolling Stone, the Academy was planning to hold the Grammys without an audience or nominated artists, with only presenters and performing artists attending. Last June, it was announced that the Academy Awards would be postponed from their original date of February 28 to April 25.
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This article was originally published on Tuesday, January 05 at 2:52 p.m. Eastern. It was last updated on January 05 at 6:45 p.m. Eastern.