Update: 11:11 PM EST (Jan. 5, 2021) The Recording Academy formally announced that the 63rd annual Grammy Awards will be held on March 14.
After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd #GRAMMYs to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021.
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“Music’s Biggest Night” is being postponed. The 63rd annual Grammy Awards are delayed due to an ongoing surge in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County, Variety reports.
The awards ceremony will reportedly be pushed back until sometime in March though no specific date has been secured, according to the outlet. Los Angeles County has reported more than 9,100 new cases of COVID-19, adding to the nearly 830,000 cases county wide that have resulted in more than 10,000 deaths.
This year’s Grammys were originally scheduled to best hosted by Trevor Noah on Sunday, Jan. 31. The Recording Academy has yet to publicly announce a postponement.
Beyoncé leads the 2021 Grammy nominations with nine nods including Record of the Year for “Black Parade,” Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl,” and multiple nods for her feature on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix.
With this latest slate of nominations, Queen Bey becomes the most Grammy-nominated female recording artists of all time, and lands in second place (behind Paul McCartney) for the most Grammy nominations in history. Bey has won 24 Grammys in her career, and if she wins at least four more this year, she will break another record for the female artist with the most Grammy wins.
Elsewhere on the list of nominations: Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, snagged six nods a piece, followed by Brittany Howard with five nominations. Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridges, Justin Bieber, John Beasley and David Frost, received four nominations.
Besides being a first-time nominee, Meg is up for the coveted Best New Artist trophy alongside Chika, Doja Cat, D Smoke and more.
Other 2021 Grammy nominees include Lil Baby, Jhené Aiko, Freddie Gibbs, Nas, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, HAIM, BTS, Jay Electronica, and Harry Styles.
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