The biggest awards in the Music Industry “The Grammy Awards” have officially been postponed. The Grammy awards we’re supposed to happen on 31st January 2021, in Los Angeles. But recently a huge spike in the number of covid cases have been seen, due to the increasing number of cases in California, the award show has been postponed to March 14, 2021 according to the statement made on Tuesday, 5th January.
There was a smaller-scale event set up, which would be held at Staples Center, and hosted by Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” and broadcast on CBS. Only presenters and performers are allowed to be present and attend it, and the show would feature no audience.
“We’re going to be doing as much as we can within reason and continue to be safe,” Harvey Mason Jr., interim CEO/president of the Recording Academy, told USA TODAY in November. “We’re really being respectful of what the medical professionals and political leaders are telling us, as far as what we can and cannot do.” An audience was unlikely, he said, but live performances and awards-receiving portions of the show were planned.
According to the reports, Los Angeles County has the most number of cases, and has crossed over 10,000 deaths in total with the death percentage of almost 40% of California. It is among the top states to reach the 25,000 death count, by ranking third.
In a joint statement with CBS executive Jack Sussman and Grammys executive producer Ben Winston, Mason Jr said that “The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do,”
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show,” the statement continued.