List of Grammy Award ceremony locations

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The Staples Center in Los Angeles is the current home of the Grammy Awards and has hosted eighteen times

The Grammy Awards have been held in many prestigious locations. In 1971 the Grammy Awards had its first live telecast and therefore had its own sole venue each year for the telecast. From 1963 to 1970 the Academy aired a TV special annually called "The Best On Record" which highlighted the awards dinners. Since 2000, the Grammy Awards have been held in the Staples Center located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Staples Center Multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999, and is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 58,000 people. A 2013 study found that the district is home to over 500,000 jobs. It is also part of Central Los Angeles.

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Non-televised era

From 1959 to 1970 Awards dinners were held in the following locations simultaneously on the same day:

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

New York City Largest city in the United States

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Chicago City in Illinois, United States

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States, and the fourth largest in North America and the third largest metropolitan area in the world by land area.

Televised era

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The Hollywood Palladium, four-time ceremony site, in 2012
Uris Theatre (now known as Gershwin Theatre), in 2007 Gershwin Theatre NYC.jpg
Uris Theatre (now known as Gershwin Theatre), in 2007
Fifteen-time Grammy venue Shrine Auditorium, in 2012 Al Malaikah Temple - Shrine Auditorium, 655 W. Jefferson Blvd. University Park.jpg
Fifteen-time Grammy venue Shrine Auditorium, in 2012
Radio City Music Hall, a six-time ceremony venue, in 2010 Radio City Music Hall Panorama.jpg
Radio City Music Hall, a six-time ceremony venue, in 2010
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Madison Square Garden, a four time ceremony venue, in 2010

Grammy Award ceremonies have been televised since 1971. The Staples Center has hosted the most Grammy telecasts, having hosted seventeen times. The Shrine Auditorium which hosted sixteen times was surpassed by the Staples Center in 2017. Los Angeles has held a total of 37 Grammy Award telecasts, with New York having hosted nine times and Nashville serving as host once.

Shrine Auditorium large event venue in Los Angeles, California

The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malaikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. It was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1975.

Ceremonies

Listed below is a table showing Grammy Award ceremonies. Future editions of the Grammy Awards are designated in italics.

CeremonyYearVenueCityStateHostRef.
1st Annual Grammy Awards May 4, 1959Various (including Beverly Hilton Hotel) Beverly Hills & New York City California, New York Mort Sahl
2nd Annual Grammy Awards November 29, 1959 Meredith Willson
3rd Annual Grammy Awards April 13, 1961None
4th Annual Grammy Awards May 29, 1962Various (including Beverly Hilton Hotel) Chicago, Los Angeles & New York City Illinois, California, New York
5th Annual Grammy Awards May 15, 1963 Frank Sinatra
6th Annual Grammy Awards May 12, 1964None
7th Annual Grammy Awards April 13, 1965 Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills California
8th Annual Grammy Awards March 15, 1966Various Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York City Illinois, California, Tennessee and New York Jerry Lewis
9th Annual Grammy Awards March 2, 1967None
10th Annual Grammy Awards February 29, 1968
11th Annual Grammy Awards March 12, 1969
12th Annual Grammy Awards March 11, 1970
13th Annual Grammy Awards March 16, 1971 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles California Andy Williams
14th Annual Grammy Awards March 15, 1972 Felt Forum New York City New York
15th Annual Grammy Awards March 3, 1973 Tennessee Theatre Nashville Tennessee
16th Annual Grammy Awards March 2, 1974 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles California
17th Annual Grammy Awards March 1, 1975 Uris Theater New York City New York
18th Annual Grammy Awards February 28, 1976 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles California
19th Annual Grammy Awards February 19, 1977
20th Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 1978 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California John Denver
21st Annual Grammy Awards February 15, 1979
22nd Annual Grammy Awards February 27, 1980 Kenny Rogers
23rd Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1981 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York Paul Simon
24th Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1982 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California John Denver
25th Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 1983
26th Annual Grammy Awards February 28, 1984
27th Annual Grammy Awards February 26, 1985
28th Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1986 Kenny Rogers
29th Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1987 Billy Crystal
30th Annual Grammy Awards March 2, 1988 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York
31st Annual Grammy Awards February 22, 1989 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California
32nd Annual Grammy Awards February 21, 1990 Garry Shandling
33rd Annual Grammy Awards February 20, 1991 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York
34th Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1992 Whoopi Goldberg
35th Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1993 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California Garry Shandling
36th Annual Grammy Awards March 1, 1994 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York
37th Annual Grammy Awards March 1, 1995 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California Paul Reiser
38th Annual Grammy Awards February 28, 1996 Ellen DeGeneres
39th Annual Grammy Awards February 26, 1997 Madison Square Garden New York City New York
40th Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1998 Radio City Music Hall Kelsey Grammer
41st Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1999 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California Rosie O'Donnell
42nd Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 2000 Staples Center
43rd Annual Grammy Awards February 21, 2001 Jon Stewart
44th Annual Grammy Awards February 27, 2002
45th Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 2003 Madison Square Garden New York City New York None
46th Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2004 Staples Center Los Angeles California
47th Annual Grammy Awards February 13, 2005 Queen Latifah
48th Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2006None [1]
49th Annual Grammy Awards February 11, 2007 [2]
50th Annual Grammy Awards February 10, 2008 [3]
51st Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2009 [4]
52nd Annual Grammy Awards January 31, 2010 [5]
53rd Annual Grammy Awards February 13, 2011 [6]
54th Annual Grammy Awards February 12, 2012 LL Cool J [7]
55th Annual Grammy Awards February 10, 2013 [8]
56th Annual Grammy Awards January 26, 2014 [9]
57th Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2015 [10]
58th Annual Grammy Awards February 15, 2016 [11]
59th Annual Grammy Awards February 12, 2017 James Corden [12]
60th Annual Grammy Awards January 28, 2018 Madison Square Garden New York City New York [13]
61st Annual Grammy Awards February 10, 2019 Staples Center Los Angeles California Alicia Keys [14]
62nd Annual Grammy Awards January 26, 2020 [15] TBD
63rd Annual Grammy Awards January 31, 2021
64th Annual Grammy Awards TBD 2022

Most frequent venues

With eighteen telecasts hosted, the Staples Center have hosted the most Grammy telecasts. The Staples Center surpassed the Shrine Auditorium as the most frequent host in 2016. The Shrine Auditorium hosted fifteen times between 1978 and 1999.

While the Staples Center hosts the main telecast which is broadcast on CBS, the premiere ceremony (also known as the Pre-Telecast) is held at the neighboring Microsoft Theater. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is held at the neighboring Los Angeles Convention Center two days prior to the Grammy Awards.

Microsoft Theater music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles, California

The Microsoft Theater is a music and theater venue in downtown Los Angeles, California, at L.A. Live. The theater auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.

The MusiCares Person of the Year is an award presented annually by MusiCares, the same organization that distributes the Grammy Awards, to commend musicians for their artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy. The award's name reflects the non-profit health care organization known as MusiCares, established by the academy "to provide health and medical assistance to needy musicians". Chosen by the MusiCares Foundation, award recipients are honored during "Grammy week" with an "all-star" tribute concert that helps to raise money for the foundation.

Los Angeles Convention Center stadium

The Los Angeles Convention Center is a convention center in the southwest section of downtown Los Angeles. It hosts multiple annual conventions and has often been used as a filming location in TV show and movies.

Rank1st2nd3rd4th5th
Venue Staples Center Shrine Auditorium Radio City Music Hall Hollywood Palladium, Madison Square Garden Tennessee Theatre, Uris Theater
Number of Telecasts1815641

Most frequent host cities

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Los Angeles has hosted a total of 37 Grammy Award telecasts

Los Angeles has held a total of 37 Grammy telecasts, and a total of 44 including the pre-broadcast era years. The last time the Grammy Awards took place outside of Los Angeles was in 2018.

Rank1st2nd3rd4th
City Los Angeles, CA New York City, NY Chicago, IL Nashville, TN
Number of Pre-Telecast Era Award Ceremonies121160
Number of Telecasts371001
Total Number of Times Hosted492161

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