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No Surprise: Grammys Returning to Staples Center

The Recording Academy announced Thursday the Grammy Awards will return to Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2013.

Outside of a 2003 stint at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Staples Center has been the home of the biggest night in music since 2000.

The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! is also returning to CBS on Dec. 5, featuring your first look at nominations in several categories.

 

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2012 MTV VMAs Headed to Staples Center

After two years at the Nokia Theatre, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are headed across the street to Staples Center on Sept. 6.

The VMAs originating from arenas is nothing new as the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami hosted the show in 2004 and 2005. It’s hard to argue with the move following a record 12.4 million viewers in 2011.

“STAPLES Center is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards,” Lee Zeidman, senior vice president and general manager of Staples Center said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with our partners at MTV and hosting this one of kind music event here at L.A. LIVE.”

Staples Center Updates Website, Launches Mobile App

Staples Center rolled out a redesigned website and a new mobile app this week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Available in Android Market and the App Store for free, the Staples Center app includes an interactive map, exclusive presales offer, behind the scenes photos and a feature that allows you to live chat with other fans.

The StaplesCenter.com facelift includes integrated social media functions and an upgraded search engine.

“Social media has grown so much over the past few years,” Lee Zeidman, senior vp and GM of Staples Center told THR, “and we feel it is important to stay connected with our fans and guests and by upgrading our website and creating a free mobile app that gives them all of the important venue information like parking, seating maps, frequently asked guest-services questions and the ability to buy tickets right at their fingertips on their mobile device.”