Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Grammys to Return to New York in 2018
Music’s Biggest Night is coming back to New York. In honor of its 60th anniversary, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that next year’s Grammys will take place in New York on Jan. 28.
“There is no better place for Music’s Biggest Night than the world’s greatest city,” said the New York Mayor. “Bringing these awards back to the city will allow us to further support and foster the music industry in New York.”
De Blasio was joined by executives from the Recording Academy, and from Madison Square Garden, the show’s venue, as well as execs from CBS, the network that will televise the event.
The Grammys have been held at Staples Center in Los Angeles for 17 of the last 18 years, with a one-time trip to MSG in 2003. In that time, it’s been lucrative for L.A. and in 2014, a study showed that the awards provided $82 million in benefits to the City of Angels.
Angelenos need not worry too much. The Grammys are expected to return to L.A. in 2019 as part of a reported multi-year deal.