Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Grammy Awards Returning to New York
"While we're best known for Music's Biggest Night, we serve the music community year-round, and a large part of that community is alive and thriving in New York City and on the East Coast," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow.
"As a native New Yorker and lifelong supporter of the city's vibrant arts 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."
Madison Square Garden played host to the GRAMMY Awards last in 2003, when the Recording Academy celebrated its 45th anniversary. The GRAMMY Awards have been in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center for the past 14 years. .
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his office have worked tirelessly to have the show return to New York City. The GRAMMY Awards are estimated to bring $200 million in economic benefit to the city.
"It is very exciting that Music's Biggest Night will be hosted by the country's most iconic city from historic Madison Square Garden, and broadcast on America’s most watched network," said Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation. "We greatly appreciate all the efforts of Mayor de Blasio, Jim Dolan and Neil Portnow to make this moment happen, and help us create an event that promises to be one of the biggest television broadcasts of this or any other year."
The telecast will be broadcast live on both coasts at a new time, 7:30–11 p.m. ET /4:30–8 p.m. PT on the CBS Television Network. The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards marks the 46th consecutive year that CBS has broadcast the show, and the network has a commitment in place to host it through 2026.
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