List of Grammy Award ceremony locations
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.
From 1959 to 1970 Awards dinners were held in the following locations simultaneously on the same day:
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.
Listed below is a table showing Grammy Award ceremonies. Future editions of the Grammy Awards are designated in italics.
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.
|Venue||Staples Center||Shrine Auditorium||Radio City Music Hall||Hollywood Palladium, Madison Square Garden||Tennessee Theatre, Uris Theater|
|Number of Telecasts||18||15||6||4||1|
Most frequent host cities
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.
|City||Los Angeles, CA||New York City, NY||Chicago, IL||Nashville, TN|
|Number of Pre-Telecast Era Award Ceremonies||12||11||6||0|
|Number of Telecasts||37||10||0||1|
|Total Number of Times Hosted||49||21||6||1|
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