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Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: The trophy of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles 11 February 2007. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Grammys postpones the 2021 concert due to Covid-19 concerns

The 2021 Grammy Awards, originally scheduled for January 31, have been postponed due to fears of a spread Covid-19, Multiple sources confirm Rolling rock. Organizers have not confirmed a new date, but sources say they aim to hold the event sometime in March.

The Grammys had already planned a limited show for 2021, completely abandoning the audience and only allowing presenters and performers on site during the show. Designated artists weren’t allowed to be on the site either, likely leading to a situation similar to the 2020 Emmy Awards where nominees appeared and accepted awards remotely.

Beyoncé topped the 2021 Grammy Award nominations with nine nominations, while Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Rudy Rich followed with six nods each. It’s not clear if the original host Trevor Noah is still ready to host this year’s show. (Representatives of Noah and the Recording Academy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.)

California as a whole saw a spike in Covid-19 cases after the Thanksgiving and holiday season, setting a new one-day record of 74,000 new cases on January 4, according to Los Angeles Times. In Los Angeles County, a The hospital system has been compressed very thinly Covid-19 patients often have to wait in ambulances for hours for hospital beds to open, while the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency has directed ambulance crews to ration oxygen and not transport patients who have no chance of surviving.

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