The recording academy will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Grammy Awards with a one-off move to New York City next February. But on Wednesday (June 28), it was confirmed that these top music honors will return to their long-time home at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for a four-year stint beginning in 2019.
Not surprisingly, given the estimated boost of $82 million to the local economy, Los Angeles was eager to make sure that the Grammys returned to the west coast. In making the announcement, recording academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said, “We very much consider Staples Center our home and are grateful for the successful relationship we’ve cultivated throughout the years with AEG and the entire Staples Center team.” Indeed, the Grammys has been held at this venue for a record 17 of the last 18 years.
Beginning with the 2018 ceremony, the Grammys will be broadcast live on both coasts at a new time, 7:30–11 p.m. ET /4:30–8 p.m. PT on CBS. The Tiffany network has broadcast the show for 45 consecutive years and has a commitment in place to host it through 2026.
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