The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles in 2019 after a brief foray in New York.
The Recording Academy has signed a new four-year agreement to stage the annual show at Staples Center, officials announced Wednesday.
“We very much consider Staples Center our home and are grateful for the successful relationship we’ve cultivated throughout the years with AEG and the entire Staples Center team,” Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said. “We look forward to continuing this relationship and bringing the Grammys back to the entertainment capital of the world.”
The Grammys have been held at Staples for 17 of the last 18 years, but they’ll be held in New York next year, in part to mark the show’s 60th anniversary.
“Staples Center has been the home of not only music’s biggest night, but the most important nights in music since we first opened,” said Lee Zeidman, president of Staples and LA Live, which is owned by AEG. “We designed many aspects of Staples Center in partnership with the Recording Academy and look forward to extending this important relationship for years to come.”
LA Live is also the home of the Grammy Museum.
—City News Service