The Recording Academy has confirmed what all New Yorkers wanted to hear: The Grammys are returning to New York for their 60th anniversary show, which will take place at Madison Square Garden on January 28. The awards will be broadcast on CBS for the 46th consecutive year.
To say that the announcement has been a long time coming is an epic understatement: The awards have been held in New York just once in the past 19 years. The Grammy Awards had basically alternated between Los Angeles and New York for much of their history. But after a public spat between then-Academy chief Michael Greene and then-mayor Rudy Giuliani, the awards decamped to the then-new Staples Center in 1999 — which was designed with awards shows in mind — returning to New York only in 2003.
“As a native New Yorker and lifelong supporter of the city’s vibrant arts dv scene, I couldn’t be more excited to return in 2018 and celebrate 60 years of honoring the best of the best in recorded sound in the world-class venue that is Madison Square Garden,” said Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement.
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