2021 Grammy Awards postponed over COVID-19 concerns

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The 2021 Grammy Award ceremony, which was slated to be held Jan. 31, has now been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

Music’s big night will now likely be held in March, Rolling Stone reported, citing organizers who have not confirmed a new date.

The CBS telecast was, like most award shows last year, going to be a limited affair, with many celebrities accepting from home or performing remotely rather than the typical venue, LA’s Staples Center.

Beyoncé, who got nine nominations, leads the pack of nominees, which also includes Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch. Trevor Noah was scheduled to host the January ceremony, but it’s unclear if he will still be the host for the future show.

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Nominations proved to be somewhat scandalous this year as The Weeknd lashed out for being snubbed by the Recording Academy despite his album, “After Hours,” having two No. 1 hits: “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.”

“The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…” the singer, who is scheduled to perform at the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 7, tweeted.

The New York Post said, the academy later said it was because it was unsure which genre his music fell under.

Justin Bieber had genre gripes, too, saying he personally felt that “Changes” fell under the R&B category, rather than “pop.” It’s up for Best Pop Album, along with three more nods for the singer.