The 2023 Grammy Awards will return to the usual Los Angeles venue for the first time in three years


2023 will mark the 20th time the Grammys will be held at Arena. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images)

Thanks to the pandemic-related setbacks, for the first time in three years, the Grammy Awards are set to return to their usual Los Angeles home at Arena.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that the 65th Grammys will take place on February 5 at the venue formerly known as Staples Center.

In 2021, the Grammys moved to the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center, hosting a socially distanced awards show that was largely outdoors. The 2022 ceremony was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas due to scheduling conflicts in Los Angeles after moving the date to April.

The 2023 event will also mark the first time in four years that the awards show has been held in February: it was moved to January 2020 to avoid the Oscars, was pushed back to March 2021 and postponed to April this year due of the pandemic.

This will be the 20th time the Grammys have been held at the Arena since the venue opened in 1999. In addition to the Vegas detour last year, the show moved to New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2003 and 2018.

Nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards will be revealed on November 15, with information on a possible host also expected later.

At the 2022 Grammys, jazz musician Jon Batiste turned heads by winning five trophies, including album of the year for “We Are.” The “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” singer and bandleader led the pack with 11 nominations.

“I deeply believe that there is no better musician, no better artist,” Batiste said from the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “Creative arts are subjective and they reach people at a time in their lives when they need it most.”

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.


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