The Recording Academy announced on Tuesday that next year’s Grammy award would be held live in New York, marking the 60th edition of the music industry’s premier awards.
The news was announced by the Recording Academy with a short video by the New York director, Spike Lee.
According to Guardian, the 2018 Grammy will take place on January 28 at the iconic Madison Square Garden after 14 years at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, initiated the move through a concerted campaign. He estimated that the awards would bring $200 million to the Big Apple’s economy.
The Grammy award is usually accompanied by days of concerts and parties with the music world’s elite.
De Blasio said that playing host to the music industry’s marquee awards show is a unique creative, artistic and economic boon to the rich cultural fabric of our city.
Since the first awards in 1959, the Grammys have alternated between New York and Los Angeles. But the Grammy has stayed in Los Angeles since 2004 considering the fact that it was generally less expensive than New York.
Also, the Recording Academy announced New York as the venue only for 2018, which means the event could be moved back to Los Angeles after 2018.
This year’s MTV Video Music Awards has also been scheduled to hold in Los Angeles after it was shifted last year to Madison Square Garden (MSG).