Grammy Awards Rescheduled To March

Thursday, January 7, 2021, 9:16 PM

The Grammy awards ceremony has been rescheduled to a date in March, due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles, California.

There is currently a surge of Covid-19 deaths in California amounting to 10,000, which is also on the rise and as a precaution, the Grammy Academy has decided to shift the ceremony to March.

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This year’s staging was originally planned for January 31st, at the Staples centre in Los Angeles and was to be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah from the daily show.

This year’s show performers have not been announced and should be very interesting to know.

For this year, Beyonce stands as one of the most nominated artistes getting 9 of them, including her song entitled “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion.

So far there have been several awards show that have been kept during the pandemic such as the Bet awards, Latin Grammy awards and the MTV Awards which were successfully executed during the pandemic.

The Reggae Category is one of 83 total categories listed and according to the Grammys, the albums picked hold at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings.

Nominees for best Reggae Album

  • Upside Down 2020 — Buju Banton
  • Higher Place — Skip Marley
  • It All Comes Back To Love — Maxi Priest
  • Got To Be Tough — Toots & The Maytals
  • One World — The Wailers

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No Koffee

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Koffee who was the winner for the reggae category when the show was last held earlier in 2020 was surprisingly absent from the list of nominees.

Now Skip Marley is the favourite to win the award with Toots & The Maytals and Buju Banton in close runnings, however, the list is filled with great musicians who have worldwide fans hence it would not be a surprise if any of the other nominees won.

Vybz Kartel was hoping to get the nod also after calling his last album, “of Dons and Divas” the Grammy Album on several occasions.

Surprisingly rapper Lil Baby did not get any nomination this year which has sparked a lot of debates online much like the ongoing one about Koffee being left out of the reggae category.

Two of the top categories yearly at the awards are Song/Record of the year and also the Album of the year, see the nominees below.

Song/Record of the Year Nominees

  • “Black Parade,” Beyoncé
  • “Colors,” Black Pumas
  • “Rockstar,” DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “Say So,” Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
  • “Circles,” Post Malone
  • “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion

Album of the year Nominees

  • “Chilombo” — Jhené Aiko
  • “Black Pumas” (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas
  • “Everyday Life” — Coldplay
  • “Djesse Vol. 3″ — Jacob Collier
  • “Women in Music Pt. III” — Haim
  • “Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa
  • “Hollywood’s Bleeding” — Post Malone
  • “Folklore” — Taylor Swift

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