Las Vegas (AP) — The Recording Academy announced today that the Grammy Awards will move to Las Vegas in 2022. This is the first time that Las Vegas, where many major concerts and events are held, has hosted a prestigious music event of this scale.
Las Vegas will be hosting the ceremony during early April every year in its largest indoor arena: the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event will be broadcast live across the United States, Canada and Mexico with multiple languages available.
The Academy has confirmed that it is committed for Las Vegas to host the Grammy Awards every year until at least 2025.
Grammy Awards are considered one of the most prestigious music awards in the world held annually since 1959. They are hosted every year in February or early March by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS), which is a non-profit organisation founded in 1957. Grammy Awards cover music released for the first time between October 1st of the previous year and September 30th of the award’s year.
The awarding ceremony attracts around 4,000 industry professionals and over 13,000 people in total attend the ceremony. This includes presenters, performers and winners of award categories.
The ceremony also features performances by musicians who receive nominations for their own music as well as other artists who are invited to perform by NARAS. It is aired live in the United States via television on CBS, which is one of the major television broadcast networks. The ceremony has also become more global featuring additional distribution in many countries across multiple languages.
The Grammy Awards 2022 moving to Las Vegas will mark the first time since 2018 that the ceremony will be held outside Los Angeles, where it was not hosted for 14 years during February of 2003-2017.