The 63rd annual Grammy Awards have been postponed amid a surge in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County.
The Recording Academy officially announced today (Jan. 6) that the Grammy Awards ceremony -- dubbed "music's biggest night" -- will now be held on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Los Angeles County has reported more than 9,000 new cases of COVID-19, adding to approximately 830,000 cases countywide that have resulted in over 10,000 deaths.
This year's Grammys were initially scheduled to be hosted by Trevor Noah on Sunday, January 31.
The category of Best Reggae Album sees 'Upside Down 2020' by Buju Banton, 'Higher Place' by Skip Marley, 'It All Comes Back To Love' by Maxi Priest, 'Got To Be Tough' by Toots & The Maytals, and 'One World' by The Wailers, all getting the nod to vie for the coveted award.
Besides being nominated for the Best Reggae Album, Skip is also up for the Best R&B Song trophy with 'Slow Down', a duo with H.E.R.
Nigerian artiste Burna Boy album, 'Twice As Tall' received a nomination in the category of Best Global Music Award.
Pop icon Beyonce leads the 2021 Grammys nominations with nine nods including Record of the Year for 'Black Parade', Best Music Video for 'Brown Skin Girl', and multiple nods for her feature on Megan Thee Stallion's 'Savage' remix.
Nominations were announced on November 24. The final round of voting ended on January 4.