It’s been more than a decade since the Big Apple hosted the Grammy Awards, but 2018 may see the ceremony’s return. The awards ceremony was last held in New York City in 2003 and has been held at Los Angeles’ Staples Center since.
An article from The New York Times reveals that there has been talk about the move, which will be further discussed at a dinner tomorrow night between the Academy and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment held in New York City. 2018 would be the ceremony’s 60th anniversary, which would be the perfect time to change things up a bit.
“We’re thrilled the Recording Academy is in extensive discussions to return the Grammy Awards to N.Y.C.,” Neda Azarfar, a spokeswoman for the Recording Academy, said in a statement.
Despite already securing sponsorship from companies such as Adidas, the financial logistics pose some problems. The ceremony would be held at Madison Square Garden, which, unlike Staples Center, isn’t set up to host the awards ceremony.
The nominations for the 59th ceremony will be announced next week on Dec. 6, so there will likely be confirmation in the coming days. Stay tuned.