The organizers of the prestigious Grammy Awards has postponed the 63rd annual event due to COVID-19 fears.
The prestigious event which was set to take place on Sunday, January 31, will now air on Sunday, March 14, approximately a month and a half later.
In a joint statement made by Harvey Mason Jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy and other executives, the health situations around the world was taken into consideration before the postponement.
An excerpt from the recording academy reads, “After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 20212″
The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments were also taken into consideration in the postponement.
Meanwhile, two Nigerians have been nominated for the 63rd Grammy Awards which has a new date.
Wizkid got involved after his collaboration in Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl‘ video which got a nomination.
Burna Boy got his second nomination in two consecutive years as his album ‘Twice As Tall’ was nominated in category of the Best Global music Album.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s comedian, Trevor Noah is to host the 63rd Grammy Awards.