Grammy Awards postponed to March due to Covid-19 pandemic

The Grammy Awards have been postponed from January, 31, to March, a date to be announced due to the pandemic, the association of music professionals (Recording Academy) said today in statements to The Associated Press.

The 63rd Grammy Awards, an awards ceremony for the American recording industry, takes place in Los Angeles at Staples Center, California, where the number of covid-19 infections has increased.

After being less affected in the first phase than the other American states, California has experienced an increase in covid-19 since the beginning of November and has recorded thousands of new cases of infection with the new coronavirus every day.

Trevor Noah is set to host the 2021 Grammy Awards, now postponed to a tentative date in March. (Photo by WENN.com)

The most populated state in the United States recorded, on December 31, record 585 deaths.

Los Angeles County, the epicenter of the pandemic crisis in California, has passed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, representing 40% of deaths in California, the third state to reach 25,000 deaths.

The Grammy organizers had already planned a ceremony adapted to the pandemic scenario, without an audience, with only the presenters and artists invited to perform during the show, on the national channel CBS.

Singer Beyoncé leads the nominations for the US record industry awards, announced in late November, with nine.

Taylor Swift, rapper Roddy Rich and British singer Dua Lipa follow, each with six nominations.

For the Grammy for Album Of The Year, “Chilombo”, by Jhené Aiko, is the album of the same name by Black Pumas, “Everyday life”, by Coldplay, “Djesse vol. 3″, by Jacob Collier,“ Women in music Pt. III”, by Haim“, Future Nostalgia”, by Dua Lipa, and“ Hollywood’s Bleeding”, by Post Malone.

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In this edition there are several firsts in nominations, namely the singer Harry Styles, in three categories with the album “Fine Line”, the South Korean BTS, nominated for the best performance in duet or in group, and the Strokes, for the best rock album, with “The New Abnormal”.

In the categories of Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance women dominate, being nominated Fiona Apple, Brittany Howard, Haim, Grace Potter, Phoebe Bridgers and Big Thief, led by Adrianne Lenker.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 1,854,305 deaths resulting from more than 85 million cases of infection worldwide.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (353,131) and also the most confirmed cases of infection (over 20.7 million).

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