2021 Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

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The 2021 Grammy Awards will now not happen this month in Los Angeles and can broadcast in March due to a current surge in coronavirus circumstances and deaths.

The Recording Academy instructed The Associated Press on Tuesday that the annual present would shift from its unique January 31 broadcast to an unspecified date in March.

The Grammys will probably be held in Los Angeles on the Staples Center. Los Angeles County, the epicenter of the disaster in California, has surpassed 10,000 COVID-19 deaths and has had 40% of the deaths in California. It is the third state to attain the 25,000 demise rely.

An common of six individuals die each hour from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, which has 1 / 4 of the state’s 40 million residents. County well being officers worry the incoming Christmas and New Year’s surge.

The Daily Show host and comic Trevor Noah is ready to host the 2021 Grammys, the place Beyoncé is main contender with 9 nominations. Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Post Malone, Renée Zellweger, Billie Eilish and her producer-brother Finneas additionally scored nominations. First-time nominees embody The Strokes, Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles and Blue Ivy Carter.

Performers will probably be introduced at a later date.

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