The Annual Recording Academy GRAMMY awards are one of television’s most anticipated award shows and this year’s show, which will be aired on CBS, is hosted by comedian, Trevor Noah. However, the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will have to be done a little differently due to the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to adjust to the current predicament, the award show, which is typically held during the latter part of January or the beginning of February, will be held on March 14 instead.
Harvey Mason Jr, Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Jack Sussman, the Executive Vice President of Specials, Live Events and Alternative Programming on CBS and Ben Winston, the Grammy Awards executive producer on Fulwell 73 productions all released an official joint statement on the Grammys’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, as well as on the Grammys website. Their announcement read the following: “After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our hosts and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards tone broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021… 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.”
There have been numerous amounts of feedback on social media, some negative and some positive. Many believe the correct thing is being done by pushing the awards. On the other hand, there are others who don’t believe an extra month is an adequate amount of time to prepare for having this huge event during a pandemic.
Despite all the positive and negative critiques the Recording Academy has been receiving, the Grammys have continued to move forward with the March 14 date and are still promoting the event on each of their social media platforms.