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Grammy Awards 2018 Ceremony Moving From LA Back to NYC

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The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 May 2017 05:43 AM

It’s confirmed: The Grammy Awards will return to New York City in 2018, taking place at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28.

Rumors about the awards show coming back to the Big Apple for the first time since 2003 have swirled for months. The show has been hosted at the Staples Center in Los Angeles since 2004, and rotated between the two cities since the 1970s.

The 2018 ceremony will be the 60th anniversary of the awards, with the occasion leading to a major push by the Recording Academy and other interests to bring the show back to the East Coast.

“We’ve been in L.A. for many years,” Recording Academy President Neil Portnow told Billboard. “We used to bounce back and forth from time to time. With the East Coast being the home for half the membership of the Academy — certainly there’s a very vibrant, vital part of the music industry on the East Coast and in New York — and given that this is an anniversary year for us, it’s a special chance to celebrate.”

The New York City mayor’s office noted that the show is expected to bring $200 million to the city in increased business activity, plus several hundred million more in tourism spending.

“It is incredibly exciting that Music’s Biggest Night will return to the world’s greatest city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement at the official announcement, Billboard reported.

Tuesday’s announcement of next year’s venue change came after months of negotiations between the mayor’s office and the Recording Academy, labor unions, and Madison Square Garden, The New York Times reported.

Over the years, the Grammys have expanded from a single show to a week filled with industry events and music conferences, making it an even bigger attraction to a host city.

Twitter users' reactions ranged from tongue in cheek to excitedly welcoming.

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