The rumors are true. In celebration of the Grammy Awards 60th anniversary, The Recording Academy is moving "Music's Biggest Night" back to New York City and Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.
The Grammy's are moving from LA back to New York City and Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.
Madison Square Garden played host to the Grammy Awards last in 2003, when the Recording Academy celebrated its 45th anniversary. Since then they've been held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.
"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."
Spike Lee Video Tribute
To announce the show's return to New York, The Recording Academy worked with director Spike Lee on a video, titled "NY Stories," featuring New York artists sharing New York musical stories. The film takes viewers on a musical tour of the city, from the Apollo Theater in Harlem to Jay Z's Marcy Projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant.