The Recording Academy Postpones the Grammy Awards Until March

Dua Lipa with her Grammy awards for Best New Artist, Best Dance Recording. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (10095021ah)

This year’s Grammy Awards were scheduled to take place later this month, but we’ll have to wait for it a little bit longer. After careful consideration, the ceremony has been postponed until March due to coronavirus-related concerns.

In an official statement announcing that the ceremony has been rescheduled for March 14th, the Recording Academy representatives explained they felt this was the right thing to do because the health and safety of hundreds of people involved with this show come first.

“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,” reads the statement by the Recording Academy.

Before the postponement, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were scheduled to take place on January 31st, with The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah serving as the host. Beyoncé topped the list of nominations with a total of nine nods, and she was closely followed by Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift with six each.