Similar to many events in 2020, the 2021 Grammys are postponed to March 14.
The Recording Academy originally set the Grammy Awards date for January 31. Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization decided to push the date to the spring.
In a joint statement from Harvey Mason Jr, Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, and Ben Winston, Grammy Awards Executive Producer, the team explains the reasoning for the date change.
“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,” the team wrote.
The team plans to host the event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but this year will have a much more limited audience. Luckily, the lack of in-person attendees will not take away from the essence of the event as most viewers watch from home.
The priority of the Recording Academy is to keep healthy and safety at the forefront of all their operations. Consequently, the organization could not see a way to safely host the Grammys at the end of January.
Nonetheless, the Recording Academy still plans to host a memorable show like every year despite it coming later than expected.
Grammys 2021 Electronic Music Nominees
Each year, the Recording Academy nominates artists for two dance/electronic music categories: Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album. Despite 2020 being a strange year for music, there were still an abundance of celebrated albums and singles.
This year, the Recording Academy nominated various different genres of EDM. The nominees feature artists such as Flume, Kaytranda, Baauer, and Madeon.
Catch the results of these two categories and many more on March 14.