60th annual Grammy Awards
On January 28, 2018, the Grammy Awards return to Madison Square Garden, New York City, for the 60th installment of the biggest night in music. Hosted by comedian James Corden of The Late Late Show with James Corden, this mega-awards show is streamed around the world. But why watch the Grammys on the small-screen when you can charter a private jet to New York and see the biggest stars in music up-close?
Best of the US
The 2018 Grammys marks a decade of British musicians dominating the music scene, starting with Amy Winehouse taking home five Grammy awards in 2008 and most recently demonstrated by Adele beating out Beyonce for the 2017 album of the year. This year, the Brits have been edged out by homegrown stars – all five Record of the Year nominees are internationally successful US artists. Jay-Z leads the way with eight nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year; closely followed by Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars, who have seven and six nominations respectively.
In keeping with tradition, the Grammys have remained tight-lipped about the evening’s live acts, however performances can be expected from top nominees including the veteran rappers and singers mentioned above. Adding to the hype is the chance of Jay-Z or Kendrick Lamar breaking the six-awards-in-one-night record of musical legends Quincy Jones (1991), Eric Clapton (1993), Beyonce (2010) and Adele (2012).
Chartering a flight to New York City
Travel from LAX, Los Angeles to JFK, New York in under six hours or from Heathrow, London in approximately six hours onboard a Bombardier Challenger 300. You and eight other passengers can enjoy the privacy, luxury and comfort of this super-midsize jet, not to mention the reduced boarding times and use of executive terminal lounges that flying privately offers.
The Big Apple
While visiting New York for the Grammy Awards, why not go and watch some live acts? The city is brimming with cultural and musical delights this January. If jazz is your thing, head down to Greenwich Village for Winter Jazzfest, a two-night musical marathon where renowned and up-and-coming jazz artists play intimate downtown venues. Alternatively, get tickets to Diverse Music Fest near Times Square, which features 12 musical acts across three stages, or visit Brooklyn to watch gospel singers and bands perform at the Martin Luther King Day Concert.
Don’t forget to make time for a musical on Broadway, one of the world’s greatest live theatre districts. Do some shopping in Bergdorf Goodman and Macy’s or check out one of the world's largest and finest art museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. After all that music, shopping and culture, grab a beer and catch a midnight movie at Nitehawk Cinema.
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