Grammys choose L.A.

Music biz to celebrate in H'wood again

The Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles next year, most likely on Feb. 27 at Staples Center.

“The city of Los Angeles is looking forward to hosting the Grammys for the fourth consecutive year,” Mayor James Hahn said in a statement.

The official announcement about the 44th annual Grammys will be made today at Staples Center. Hahn will make the announcement in tandem with NARAS president/CEO Michael Greene, CBS Television chief Leslie Moonves and recording artists Mary J. Blige, Dave Koz, A.B. Quintanilla, Shea Seger and Tyrese. CBS will broadcast the kudosfest.

The last two Grammy ceremonies have taken place at Staples after a few years of alternating between New York and Los Angeles. The Grammys have remained in L.A. since a falling out between Gotham Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Greene.

Meanwhile, winners of Latin Grammys, which were scheduled for Sept. 11 and canceled after the World Trade Center attacks, have yet to be notified. Plans still are not in place to get the trophies to the honorees.

An academy spokeswoman told Reuters that the acad hoped to make an announcement about how the winners will be revealed within several weeks.

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