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 seventeen 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.

Non-televised era

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

Televised era

The Hollywood Palladium, four-time ceremony site, in 2005
Uris Theatre (now known as Gershwin Theatre), in 2007
Sixteen-time Grammy venue Shrine Auditorium, in 2004
Radio City Music Hall, a five-time ceremony venue, in 2010
Madison Square Garden, a three time ceremony venue, in 2003

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 36 Grammy Award telecasts, with New York having hosted nine times and Nashville serving as host once.

Ceremonies

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

Ceremony Year Venue City State Host Viewers (Millions) Ref.
1st Annual Grammy Awards May 4, 1959 Various (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, 1961 None
4th Annual Grammy Awards May 29, 1962 Various (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, 1964 None
7th Annual Grammy Awards April 13, 1965 Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills California
8th Annual Grammy Awards March 15, 1966 Various Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York City Illinois, California, Tennessee and New York Jerry Lewis
9th Annual Grammy Awards March 2, 1967 None
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 28.86[1]
20th Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 1978 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California John Denver N/A
21st Annual Grammy Awards February 15, 1979 31.31[1]
22nd Annual Grammy Awards February 27, 1980 Kenny Rogers 32.39[1]
23rd Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1981 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York Paul Simon 28.57[1]
24th Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1982 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California John Denver 24.02[1]
25th Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 1983 30.86[1]
26th Annual Grammy Awards February 28, 1984 51.67[1]
27th Annual Grammy Awards February 26, 1985 37.12[1]
28th Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1986 Kenny Rogers 30.39[1]
29th Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1987 Billy Crystal 27.91[1]
30th Annual Grammy Awards March 2, 1988 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York 32.76[1]
31st Annual Grammy Awards February 22, 1989 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California 23.57[1]
32nd Annual Grammy Awards February 21, 1990 Garry Shandling 28.83[1]
33rd Annual Grammy Awards February 20, 1991 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York 28.89[1]
34th Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1992 Whoopi Goldberg 23.10[1]
35th Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1993 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California Garry Shandling 29.87[1]
36th Annual Grammy Awards March 1, 1994 Radio City Music Hall New York City New York 23.69[1]
37th Annual Grammy Awards March 1, 1995 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California Paul Reiser 17.27[1]
38th Annual Grammy Awards February 28, 1996 Ellen DeGeneres 21.50[1]
39th Annual Grammy Awards February 26, 1997 Madison Square Garden New York City New York 19.21[1]
40th Annual Grammy Awards February 25, 1998 Radio City Music Hall Kelsey Grammer 25.04[1]
41st Annual Grammy Awards February 24, 1999 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California Rosie O'Donnell 24.88[1]
42nd Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 2000 Staples Center 27.79[1]
43rd Annual Grammy Awards February 21, 2001 Jon Stewart 26.65[1]
44th Annual Grammy Awards February 27, 2002 18.96[1]
45th Annual Grammy Awards February 23, 2003 Madison Square Garden New York City New York None 24.82[1]
46th Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2004 Staples Center Los Angeles California 26.29[1]
47th Annual Grammy Awards February 13, 2005 Queen Latifah 18.80[1]
48th Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2006 None 17.00[1] [2]
49th Annual Grammy Awards February 11, 2007 20.05[1] [3]
50th Annual Grammy Awards February 10, 2008 17.18[1] [4]
51st Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2009 19.04[1] [5]
52nd Annual Grammy Awards January 31, 2010 25.80[1] [6]
53rd Annual Grammy Awards February 13, 2011 26.60[7] [8]
54th Annual Grammy Awards February 12, 2012 LL Cool J 40.00[9] [10]
55th Annual Grammy Awards February 10, 2013 28.30[11] [12]
56th Annual Grammy Awards January 26, 2014 28.50[13] [14]
57th Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2015 25.30[15] [16]
58th Annual Grammy Awards February 15, 2016 24.90[17] [18]
59th Annual Grammy Awards February 12, 2017 James Corden 26.07[19] [20]
60th Annual Grammy Awards January 28, 2018 Madison Square Garden New York City New York 19.80[21] [22]
61st Annual Grammy Awards TBD 2019 Staples Center Los Angeles California TBA TBA [23]
62nd Annual Grammy Awards TBD 2020
63rd Annual Grammy Awards TBD 2021
64th Annual Grammy Awards TBD 2022

Most frequent venues

With seventeen 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.

Madison Square Garden will host the Grammy Awards for a fourth time in 2018 and the Staples Center will again serve as host from 2019 to 2022.

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Venue Staples Center Shrine Auditorium Radio City Music Hall Hollywood Palladium Madison Square Garden (including Felt Forum) Tennessee Theatre, Uris Theater
Number of Telecasts 17 15 6 4 3 1

Most frequent host cities

Los Angeles has held a total of 36 Grammy telecasts, and a total of 44 including the pre-telecast era years. The last time the Grammy Awards took place outside of Los Angeles was in 2003.

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
City Greater Los Angeles, CA New York City, NY Chicago, IL Nashville, TN
Number of Pre-Telecast Era Award Ceremonies 12 (including 4 in Beverly Hills, CA) 11 6 0
Number of Telecasts 36 9 0 1
Total Number of Times Hosted 48 20 6 1

See also

References

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