The 2021 Grammy awards will be postponed after a steady increase in Covid-19 cases in California. The ceremony was scheduled to take place on 31 January hosted by Trevor Noah but will now take place on 14 March. The Grammys typically attracts an in-person audience of over 18,000 and, in recent years, has mostly been held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
"After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021," a statement reads.
"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. 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.We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year's nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times."
The following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 Fields and 83 Categories. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.
Best Gospel Performance/Song
-Wonderful Is Your Name (Melvin Crispell III)
-Release Live (Ricky Dillard Feat. Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter)
-Come Together (Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Present: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters)
-Won't Let Go (Travis Greene; Travis Green, songwriter)
-Movin' On (Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
-The Blessing Live (Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters)
-Sunday Morning (Lecrae featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore, & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters)
-Holy Water (We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters)
-Famous For (I Believe) (Tauren Wells featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters)
-There Was Jesus (Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters)
Best Gospel Album
-2econd Wind: Ready (Anthony Brown & group therAPy)
-My Tribute (Myron Butler)
-Choirmaster (Ricky Dillard)
-Gospel According To PJ (PJ Morton)
-KIERRA (Kierra Sheard)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
-Run To The Father (Cody Carnes)
-All Of My Best Friends (Hillsong Young & Free)
-Holy Water (We The Kingdom)
-Citizen of Heaven (Tauren Wells)
-Jesus Is King (Kanye West)