2018 Grammy Awards Ceremony to Return to New York City

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The 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony is to take place Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York, The Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

The gala honoring excellence across all genres of music will be broadcast on CBS.

"While we're best known for Music's Biggest Night, we serve the music community year-round, and a large part of that community is alive and thriving in New York City and on the East Coast," Recording Academy President/Chief Executive Officer Neil Portnow said in a statement. "As a native New Yorker and lifelong supporter of the city's vibrant arts scene, I couldn't be more excited to return in 2018 and celebrate 60 years of honoring the best of the best in recorded sound in the world-class venue that is Madison Square Garden."

2017 Grammy Awards Red Carpet Arrivals (PHOTOS)

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Madison Square Garden last played host to the Grammy Awards in 2003. The ceremony has taken place in Los Angeles at Staples Center for the past 14 years.

"Madison Square Garden is extremely honored to host the 60th anniversary of the Grammy Awards when they return to The Garden for the third time in their history," added James L. Dolan, executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company. "MSG has been the site of many of the most legendary and enduring moments in music history—and we think the 2018 Grammys will be a perfect addition to that great legacy. We are thankful to Mayor de Blasio and all of those who worked so hard to make this return possible."

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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