And the winner goes to… New York City! For being chosen to host the Grammy awards. The Grammy’s will be returning to New York City in 2018 for a night of music, awards and headlines. After months of rumors and speculation, it has been confirmed that the Grammy’s will return to the Big Apple after 15 years.
Since 2003 the Grammy’s have been held in Los Angeles. Dubbed as the Oscar’s of music, it has long been a standing ovation to honor those in the music industry. 15 years later it is coming back to New York City. It will be the 60th edition making it even more memorable and will be held at Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS.
In the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s the Grammy’s rotated their shows in between the West and East coast, being held in New York City, while also being held in Los Angeles. Starting in 2004 it was decided that the Grammy’s would be held at the Staples center in Los Angeles for a long term period. Efforts to bring back the show to the Big Apple was a four-year process that started back in 2014 and kicked into high gear just last year. The conclusion? The 60th show would come back to the city.
The mayor’s office is stating that the Grammy’s could bring in a $200 million economic benefits to the city, as well as a few hundred millions in tourism. This comes at a time when the city needs it most, with traveling to the US becoming more of a worry rather than a leisure, and with fingernails being bitten as all await what could Trump’s next move be, and how it would effect travel. This is a time the city needs it most.
A video has been released in order to promote the show coming back to New York City. The academy collaborated with Spike Lee and creative agencies TBWA/Chiat/Day to create this video to celebrate this momentous occasion in music and the city.
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