NEW YORK — After 14 years, Madison Square Garden will host the GRAMMY Awards®’ 60th anniversary, The Recording Academy® on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. To announce the show’s return to New York, The Recording Academy worked with creative agency TBWA\Chiat\Day and director Spike Lee on a star-studded film, 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, to all the neighborhoods and musical landmarks in between.
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 incredibly exciting that Music’s Biggest Night will return to the world’s greatest city,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “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. We welcome the GRAMMY Awards back to New York City with open arms and we look forward to continuing to partner with a music industry that supports access and empowerment in the arts.”
The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards New York Host Committee includes the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment; Accenture; adidas; NYC & Company; NY is Music; Local One, IATSE; the Partnership for New York City; Related Companies; the Rudin family and Town Residential.
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.