GRAMMY Awards Postponed To March Amid COVID-19 Concerns


The 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards have been postponed from their planned January 31st ceremony to March 14th amid COVID-19 concerns. An official statement from the organizers behind the event was issued yesterday, January 05th, and 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, 2021. 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.

We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times.”

The categories and nominees relevant to readers of this site for this latest installment of the awards include:

‘Best Metal Performance’:

Body Count – “Bum Rush
Code Orange – “Underneath
In This Moment – “The In-Between
Poppy – “Bloodmoney
Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) (live)

‘Best Recording Package’:

Caspian – “On Circles” (Jordan Butcher, art director)
The Desert Sessions – “Vols. 11 & 12” (Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors)
Grouplove – “Healers” (Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors)
Coldplay – “Everyday Life” (Pilar Zeta, art director)
Lil Wayne – “Funeral” (Kyle Goen, art director)

‘Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media’:

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Bill & Ted Face The Music
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga
Frozen 2
Jojo Rabbit

‘Best Music Film’:

Beastie Boys Story” (Beastie Boys)
Black Is King” (Beyoncé)
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” (Freestyle Love Supreme)
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice” (Linda Ronstadt)
That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” (ZZ Top)

‘Best Rock Performance’:

Fiona Apple – “Shameika
Big Thief – “Not
Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto
HAIM – “The Steps
Brittany Howard – “Stay High
Grace Potter – “Daylight

‘Best Rock Song’:

Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto
Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday
Big Thief – “Not
Brittany Howard – “Stay High
Fiona Apple – “Shameika

‘Best Rock Album’:

Fontaines D.C. – “A Hero’s Death
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Grace Potter – “Daylight
Sturgill Simpson – “Sound & Fury
The Strokes – “The New Abnormal

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