List of Grammy Award ceremony locations

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The Grammy Awards have made their home 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. The current home of the Grammy Awards is 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
The Staples Center, a thirteen-time venue for the Grammy ceremony, in 2012

Grammy Award ceremonies have been televised since 1971. The Shrine Auditorium has hosted the most Grammy telecasts. Sixteen telecasts took place there between 1978 and 1999. It was the primary Los Angeles venue for the Grammy Awards from 1978 until the completion of the Staples Center, which is where the Grammy Awards now take place. Los Angeles has held a total of 31 Grammy telecasts. The last time the Grammy Awards took place outside of Los Angeles was in 2003. The latest Grammy Award ceremony was held on February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ceremonies

Ceremony Year Venue City State Host Ref.
1st Annual Grammy Awards May 4, 1959 Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles & 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 Chicago, Los Angeles & New York City Illinois, California, New York
5th Annual Grammy Awards May 15, 1963
6th Annual Grammy Awards May 12, 1964
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
9th Annual Grammy Awards March 2, 1967
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, 2006 None
49th Annual Grammy Awards February 11, 2007
50th Annual Grammy Awards February 10, 2008 1
51st Annual Grammy Awards February 8, 2009 2
52nd Annual Grammy Awards January 31, 2010 3
53rd Annual Grammy Awards February 13, 2011 4
54th Annual Grammy Awards February 12, 2012 LL Cool J 5
55th Annual Grammy Awards February 10, 2013 6
56th Annual Grammy Awards January 26, 2014 7

Most Frequent Venues

The Shrine Auditorium has hosted the most Grammy Telecasts. Sixteen telecasts took place there between 1978 and 1999. It was the primary Los Angeles venue for the Grammy Awards from 1978 until the completion of the Staples Center, which is where the Grammy Awards now take place.

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Venue Shrine Auditorium Staples Center Radio City Music Hall Hollywood Palladium Madison Square Garden (including Felt Forum) Tennessee Theatre, Uris Theater
Number of Telecasts 16 13 5 4 3 1

Most Frequent Host Cities

Los Angeles has held a total of 33 Grammy telecasts. The last time the Grammy Awards took place outside of Los Angeles was in 2003.

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
City Los Angeles, CA New York City, NY Nashville, TN
Number of Telecasts 33 9 1

See also

References

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  2. ^ Information Not Found | Billboard.com
  3. ^ "2009 Grammy Award Winners". Grammmy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Jon Weisman, Grammy Awards Set for Jan. 26, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2013
  5. ^ Jon Weisman, Grammy Awards Set for Jan. 26, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2013
  6. ^ Jon Weisman, Grammy Awards Set for Jan. 26, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2013
  7. ^ Jon Weisman, Grammy Awards Set for Jan. 26, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2013

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