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Grammy Award

The Grammy awards are named for the trophy: a small, gilded gramophone statuette.
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the record industry
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Country Flag of the United States United States
First awarded 1959
Official website

The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards) are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the record industry. The President of the Academy is Neil Portnow. It is one of several major music awards shows held annually in the U.S.; among the others are the American Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. However, the Grammys, usually held in February, are considered to be the U.S. record industry's equivalent to the Academy Awards (or Oscars) for motion pictures. The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Nominations will be announced on December 6, 2007. Image File history File links Information. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Image File history File links GRAMMY1. ... Edison cylinder phonograph from about 1899 The phonograph, or gramophone, was the most common device for playing recorded sound from the 1870s through the 1980s. ... The record industry is the part of the music industry that earns profit by selling sound recordings of music. ... The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Tonearm” redirects here. ... The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ... The record industry is the part of the music industry that earns profit by selling sound recordings of music. ... Neil Portnow is the current president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December, is one of four major United States contemporary music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... CA or ca may stand for: C&A stores calcium (Ca): symbol for the chemical element California: State of, United States Canada (ISO country code) Catalan language (ISO 639 alpha-2) Cellular automata Central America Certificate authority Channel America: Defunct US television network Chartered accountant Chemical Abstract Citizens Alliance: Political...


The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammy Awards are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony. Of the "big three" music awards shows, the Grammys are the highest rated.


As of 2006, the eligibility period for the Grammy Awards begins October 1. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Grammy Awards are currently broadcast on CBS. Prior to the first live Grammys telecast in 1971 on ABC (CBS bought the rights in 1973 after moving the ceremony to Nashville, Tennessee; the American Music Awards were created for ABC as a result), a series of taped annual specials in the 1960s called The Best on Record were broadcast on NBC. Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


The awards were held for several years at the Shrine Auditorium, known as the home of the Oscars and its famous red carpet, however due to the increase in categories and attendance it was moved to the Staples Center. Non presenting attendees and nominees must pay to attend the event, however, the fee is traditionally covered by the record label. A separate paid ticket is required to enter the official post party which is in addition to the ticket price. For 2007, tickets started at $750 for members, climbing to $2,500 per person. Anyone attending the official Grammy party pays $250, however attendees receive a gift bag with considerable "swag", which is, in industry parlance, "free" goods. This can include anything from perfume, gift certificates, jewelry, CDs and more, usually in an event commemorative bag. For 2007 the official Grammy post party swag gift was a Tigi Fashionista Frenzy 5 piece hair care assortment in a custom case with a Grammy award seal. An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... In popular culture, the term swag now usually refers to promotional items or gifts that are given away by companies or organizations. ...


The 49th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place on February 11, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. In 2008 the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place. This will be a milestone for the GRAMMYs and the Recording Academy. It will take place on February 10, 2008 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

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Grammy Awards records

Sir Georg Solti

The record for the most Grammy Awards in a lifetime is held by Sir Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British conductor who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for twenty-two years. He personally won 31 Grammys and is listed for 38 Grammys (6 went to the engineer and 1 to a soloist); he was nominated an additional 74 times before his death in 1997. Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced IPA: ) (21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ...


U2

To date, U2 has won more Grammy Awards than any other band for a total of 22 awards. They have won Rock Duo or Group seven times, Album of the Year twice, Record of the Year twice, Song of the Year twice and best Rock Album twice. U2 (IPA: /ju. ...


Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash has won 16 Grammys in a variety of categories: It has been suggested that Johnny Cash family be merged into this article or section. ...

  • 1968 – Best Country & Western Performance, Duet, Trio Or Group, "Jackson" (with June Carter Cash)
  • 1969 – Best Male Country Vocal, "Folsom Prison Blues"
  • 1969 – Best Album Notes, At Folsom Prison
  • 1970 – Best Male Country Vocal, "A Boy Named Sue"
  • 1970 – Best Country Song, "A Boy Named Sue" by Shel Silverstein
  • 1970 – Best Album Notes (written by Cash) for Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline
  • 1971 – Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, "If I Were A Carpenter", with June Carter Cash
  • 1987 – Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album, Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions, with Carl Perkins, Chips Moman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison and Sam Phillips
  • 1995 – Best Contemporary Folk Album, American Recordings
  • 1998 – Best Country Album, Unchained
  • 1999 – Lifetime Achievement
  • 2001 – Best Country Male Vocal, "Solitary Man"
  • 2002 – Best Country Album, Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute (Cash contributed a cover of "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night")
  • 2003 – Best Country Male Vocal, "Give My Love To Rose"
  • 2004 – Best Short Form Video, "Hurt", directed by Mark Romanek
  • 2006 – Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, "The Legend"

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group have won 17 Grammy Awards in total, including seven consecutive awards for seven consecutive albums. Metheny held the record for Grammy wins in the most different categories as of the 2005 Grammy Awards: Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance was awarded from 1980 to 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album has been presented since 1992. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ...

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has won 15 Grammy Awards, as follows (years shown are the year the award was given for, not the year in which the ceremony was held): Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an influential American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ...

  • Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, 1984, "Dancing in the Dark"
  • Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, 1987, "Tunnel of Love"
  • Song of the Year, 1994, "Streets of Philadelphia"
  • Best Rock Song, 1994, "Streets of Philadelphia"
  • Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo, 1994, "Streets of Philadelphia"
  • Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, 1994, "Streets of Philadelphia"
  • Best Contemporary Folk Album, 1996, The Ghost of Tom Joad
  • Best Rock Album, 2002, The Rising
  • Best Rock Song, 2002, "The Rising"
  • Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, 2002, "The Rising"
  • Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, 2003, "Disorder in the House" (with Warren Zevon)
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, 2004, "Code of Silence"
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, 2005, "Devils & Dust"
  • Best Traditional Folk Album, 2006, The Seeger Sessions: We Shall Overcome
  • Best Long Form Music Video, 2006, "Wings For Wheels: The Making Of Born To Run"

Hal Blaine

Session drummer Hal Blaine played on six consecutive records which won Record of the Year: Hal Blaine (b. ... The Record of the Year is an award created by record producer Jonathan King voted for by the UK public. ...

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, as a solo artist, has won 22 Grammys. Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ...


The Beatles

The Beatles, as a group, won Grammy Awards for the following Albums & Songs in the following years: The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...

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Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss, as a female solo artist, collaborator, producer and with Union Station has won 20 Grammy Awards. Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. ...


Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin has won the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy a record 11 times, 8 of them consecutively. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B, Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ...


Michael Jackson

The most Grammy Awards awarded to an artist in one night is a record currently held by Michael Jackson (8 for Thriller). Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...

  • Record of the Year - Beat It
  • Album of the Year - Thriller
  • Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Thriller
  • Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Beat It
  • Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Billie Jean
  • Best R&B Song - Billie Jean
  • Best Recording For Children - E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
  • Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)

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Santana

  • Record Of The Year - Smooth
  • Album Of The Year - Supernatural
  • Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - Maria Maria
  • Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - Smooth
  • Best Pop Instrumental Performance - El Farol
  • Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - Put Your Lights On
  • Best Rock Instrumental Performance - The Calling
  • Best Rock Album - Supernatural

Devadip Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), known simply as Carlos Santana or Santana, is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ...

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross is the only artist to receive the "Big Four" (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony in 1981. Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and five-time Grammy winning, American singer-songwriter. ... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ...


Norah Jones

Norah Jones won Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist) in 2003; that same year her guitarist, Jesse Harris, won the Song of the Year for writing 'Don't Know Why'. Although Norah sang the song, she did not receive the Song of the Year Grammy because it is a songwriter's award. Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress. ... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... Jesse Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ...


Béla Fleck

Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other musician, namely country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, and spoken word, as well as composition and arranging. Longtime Flecktone Victor Wooten is the only artist to be nominated for a Grammy on an independent record label for his 1997 jazz album Yin & Yang. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones is a multi-Grammy winning, primarily instrumental group from the USA, that draws equally on bluegrass, fusion and jazz, sometimes dubbed blu-bop. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music which has its own roots in Irish, Scottish and English traditional music. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ... Musical composition is: a piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance or recorded track). ... In music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch, such as a lead sheet. ... Victor Lemonte Wooten (born September 11, 1964 in Hampton, Virginia) is an American electric bass guitar player. ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... Taoists Taijitu The concept of Yin Yang originates in ancient Chinese philosophy, most likely from the observations of day turning into night and night into day. ...


LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes is the youngest person to win a Grammy, at 14 years old. In 1997 she was awarded Best New Artist, succeeding former title holder David L Cook, who was 16 when he won. Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born on August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... David L. Cook (b. ...


Rick Rubin

The most Grammys won by a record Producer in one night is five. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 Rick Rubin won Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Country Album for the Dixie Chicks. He was awarded best Rock Album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and he also won Producer of the Year, Non Classical. Frederick Jay Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ...


Most Grammys won by a Female Artist in one night

The most Grammys won by a Female Artist in one night is five, which has been accomplished by five different artists: Lauryn Hill in 1999, Alicia Keys in 2002, Norah Jones in 2003, Beyonce in 2004 and the members of the Dixie Chicks in 2007. Lauryn Noel Hill-Marley (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, arranger, actress and mother. ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980[1][2]) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, philanthropist, and author who has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a popular American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and fashion designer, and is most widely known by the name Beyoncé. Knowles rose to stardom as a founding member and the lead singer of Destinys Child, musics most successful... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ...


Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera is the youngest Latino to win a Grammy. She was 19 when she won Best New Artist. Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American pop singer and songwriter. ...


Nomination records

  • Alan Parsons and Joe Satriani are tied for most Grammy nominations without winning, with thirteen.
  • Billy Gilman is the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Grammy. In 2001 he was nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, losing out to Johnny Cash. He was 12 years, 273 days old when he earned the nomination.

Alan Parsons (b. ... Joe Satch Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ... Billy Gilman (born William Wendell Gilman III May 24, 1988) is a Grammy-nominated country music singer and songwriter. ...

The Big Four

The Big Four are the most prestigious awards of all, and are the only awards which are not genre restricted:

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Other Special Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award is a Special Merit Award presented to performers (and some non-performers through 1972) who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.
  • Trustees Award is a Special Merit Award presented to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance (and some performers through 1983), to the field of recording.
  • Technical Grammy Award is a Special Merit Award presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
  • Grammy Legend Award is a Special Merit Award is presented to individuals or groups for ongoing contributions and influence in the recording field; it was inaugurated in 1990.
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Winners are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

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Award Categories

Alternative

The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album has been awarded since 1991. ...

Blues

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album has been awarded since 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album has been awarded since 1988. ...

Children's

The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children has been awarded since 1994. ... The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children has been awarded since 1994. ...

Classical

  • Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with or without orchestra)

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Operatic or Choral was awarded in 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. ... The Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance has been awarded since 1961. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with or without orchestra) was awarded from 1967 to 1971 and in 1987. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor) has been awarded since 1997. ... The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition was first awarded in 1961. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been awarded since 1962. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album has been awarded since 1999. ... The Grammy Award for Best New Classical Artist was awarded in 1986. ...

Comedy

The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from yearly 1959 to 1993 and then from 2004 to present day. ... The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album was awarded from 1994 until 2003. ...

Composing/Arrangement

The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... The Grammy Award for Best Arrangement was awarded from 1959 to 1962. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) has been awarded since 1963. ... The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices was awarded from 1977 to 1986. ...

Country

  • Best Country Performance, Duo or Group - Vocal or Instrumental

The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1965. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance, Duo or Group - Vocal or Instrumental was awarded in 1969. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording was awarded from 1959 to 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Single was presented in 1965 and 1966. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1965. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Album has been awarded since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album has been awarded since 1982. ... The Grammy Award for Best New Country & Western Artist was presented in 1965 and 1966. ...

Dance

The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998. ... The Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album was first awarded in 2005. ...

Disco

The Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording was presented at the Grammy Awards of 1980. ...

Film/TV/Media

I like to MOO MOO MOO and eat GRASS! ... The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ...

Folk

The Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording was awarded from 1960 to 1986. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... The Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album was first awarded in 2001. ... The Grammy Award for Best Best Hawaiian Music Album was first awarded in 2005 as an addition to the Folk field. ...

Gospel

The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance was awarded from 1968 to 1977. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song was introduced in 2005 to award the songwriters in the Gospel categories. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Traditional was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female was awarded in from 1984 to 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance was awarded from 1969 to 1977. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female was awarded from 1984 to 1989. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male was awarded from 1984 to 1989. ... the grammy award for best soul gospel performance male or female was awarded just once at the grammy awards of 1990 the award was presented to al green for his performance of as long as were together prior to this year the award had been presented as separate awards for... The Grammy Award for Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance was awarded from 1962 to 1986. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album has been awarded since 1991. ...

Jazz

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female was presented from 1981 to 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male was presented from 1981 to 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group was presented from 1981 to 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album has been presented since 1961. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance was awarded from 1980 to 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition was awarded from 1961 to 1967. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album has been presented since 1992. ... The Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album has been presented since 1995. ...

Latin

  • Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording was presented from 1976 to 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album has been awarded since 1984. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album has been awarded since 1984. ... The Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album has been awarded since 1984. ... The Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album has been presented since 1998. ... The Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album has been presented since 1999. ... The Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album was awarded from 2000 to 2003. ... The Grammy Award for Best Merengue Album was awarded from 2000 to 2003. ... The Grammy Award for Best Salsa/Merengue Album was first awarded in 2004. ...

Musical Show

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast From a Motion Picture or Television was awarded from 1959 to 1962. ...

Music Video

The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... The Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... The Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video was awarded from 1988 to 1989. ... The Grammy Award for Best Performance Music Video was awarded from 1988 to 1989. ... The Grammy Award for Best Performance Music Video was awarded from 1982 to 1983. ...

New Age

The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ...

Packaging/Notes; Best Album Cover

  • Best Album Cover - Classical
  • Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical
  • Best Album Notes - Classical

The Grammy Award for Best Album Cover was awarded from 1959 to 1961 and 1969 to 1973. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Cover - Classical was awarded from 1962 to 1965, alongside the award for Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical was awarded from 1962 to 1965, alongside the award for Best Album Cover - Classical. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts was awarded from 1966 to 1968, alongside the award for Best Album Cover, Photography. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Photography was awarded from 1966 to 1968, alongside the award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. ... The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package has been presented since 1974. ... The Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package has been presented since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes has been presented since 1964. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes - Classical was presented from 1973 to 1976 alongside the award for Best Album Notes. ...

Polka

The Grammy Award for Best Polka Album was first awarded in 1986. ...

Pop

  • Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female
  • Best Performance by an Orchestra - for Dancing

The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female was awarded from 1959 to 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1959 to 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group was awarded from 1961 to 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Chorus was awarded from 1961 to 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus was awarded from 1959 to 1960. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1965 to 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female was awarded at the Grammy Awards of 1967 for music released in the previous year. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Performance by a Chorus was awarded in 1969 (as Best Contemporary Pop Performance, Chorus) and in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Performance by an Orchestra - for Dancing was awarded from 1959 to 1964. ... The Grammy Award for Best Performance by an Orchestra or Instrumentalist with Orchestra - Primarily Not Jazz or for Dancing was awarded from 1959 to 1964. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1969. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring was awarded at the Grammy Awards of 1973 for music released in the previous year. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Song was awarded between 1960 and 1971. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album was awarded in 1968 and since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album has been awarded since 2001. ...

Production/Engineering

  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
  • Best Engineered Recording - Special or Novel Effects
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
  • Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical

The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording - Special or Novel Effects was awarded from 1960 to 1965 . ... The Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 2002. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1980. ... The Grammy Award for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical was awarded from 1998 to 2001. ...

R&B

The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female was awarded at the Grammy Awards of 1967 for music released in the previous year. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1999. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993. ... The Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance has been awarded since 2003. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording was awarded from 1959 to 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album has been awarded since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album has been awarded since 2003. ...

Rap

The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2002, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance has been awarded since 2003, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance has been awarded since 2003, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002. ... money maker, lose yourself , sumtin esle ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album has been awarded since 1996. ...

Reggae

The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album has been awarded since 1985. ...

Rock

The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo was presented in 1988, 1992, and 1994. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental was awarded at the Grammy Awards of 1989 for music released in the previous year. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Song has been awarded since 1992. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Album has been awarded since 1995. ...

Surround Sound

The Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album was first awarded in 2005, as the first category in a new Surround Sound field. ...

Spoken

The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album was awarded from 1994 until 2003. ...

Traditional Pop

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album has been awarded since 1992. ...

World

The Grammy Award for Best World Music Album was awarded from 1991 to 2003. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album was first awarded in 2004 alongside the award for Best Contemporary World Music Album. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album was first awarded in 2004 alongside the award for Best Contemporary World Music Album. ...

Awards by year

Years reflect the year in which the awards were presented, for music released in the previous year.

The 1st Grammy Awards were held in 1959. ... The 2nd Grammy Awards were held in 1960. ... The 3rd Grammy Awards were held in 1961. ... The 4th Grammy Awards were held in 1962. ... The 5th Grammy Awards were held in 1963. ... The 6th Grammy Awards were held in 1964. ... The 7th Grammy Awards were held in 1965. ... The 8th Grammy Awards were held in 1966. ... The 9th Grammy Awards were held in 1967. ... The 10th Grammy Awards were held in 1968. ... The 11th Grammy Awards were held in 1969. ... The 12th Grammy Awards were held in 1970. ... The 13th Grammy Awards were held on 16 March 1971, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 14th Grammy Awards were held in 1972, and were broadcast live on television in the United States. ... The 15th Grammy Awards were held in 1973, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 16th Grammy Awards were held in 1974, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 17th Grammy Awards were held in 1975, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 18th Grammy Awards were held in 1976, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 19th Grammy Awards were held in 1977, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 20th Grammy Awards were held in 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 22nd Grammy Awards were held in 1980, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 25th Grammy Awards were held in 1983. ... The 26th Grammy Awards were held in 1984, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 28th Grammy Awards were held in 1986. ... The 29th Grammy Awards were held in 1987. ... The 30th Grammy Awards were held March 2, 1988. ... The 31st Grammy Awards were held in 1989. ... The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. ... The 33rd Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991. ... The 34th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1992. ... The 35th Grammy Awards were held in 1993. ... The 36th Grammy Awards were held in 1994. ... The 37th Grammy Awards were presented March 1, 1995. ... The 38th Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1996. ... The 39th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997. ... The 40th Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998. ... The 41st Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999. ... The 42nd Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000. ... The 43rd Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001. ... The 44th Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002. ... The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ... The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. ... The 47th Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ... The 48th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Wednesday 8 February 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards is a ceremony honoring the best in music for the 2006 recording year (October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2006) in the United States. ... The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA of February 10, 2008. ...

Host cities and venues

Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The George Gershwin Theatre (commonly known as simply the Gershwin Theatre), located at 222 West 51st Street in New York City, was originally built as the Uris Theatre in 1972. ... “NY” redirects here. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... The Palladium while hosting the 2005 deviantART Summit. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... 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An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... 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An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... 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Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... 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Criticism

The Grammy Awards have been criticized on numerous occasions for being only devoted to mainstream music and for not highlighting alternative groups and artists. This has also lead to the speculation that The Grammy Awards are controlled and manipulated by major record labels. Evidence for this is limited, though the lack of non-mainstream acts being nominated for awards has supported this speculation. Image File history File links Information. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CU Marking articles for cleanup This page is undergoing a transition to an easier-to-maintain format. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ...


There was well-covered criticism of the Grammy Awards after the pop group Milli Vanilli won a Grammy, and it was later discovered that the two "singers" were actually just lip synching. As a result, their Grammys were withdrawn. Milli Vanilli (milli is a word meaning national in Turkish, picked up by the artists while visiting Turkey on one of its national days) was a duo, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid-1980s. ...


Some musical artists have had problems with the nature of the Grammys. The singer of rock band Tool did not attend the Grammy ceremony to receive their award. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan explained his thoughts of the Grammys: Look up rock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tool is an American rock band, formed during 1990 in Los Angeles, California, that consists of drummer Danny Carey, bassist Justin Chancellor, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. ... Maynard James Keenan (born April 17, 1964, as James Herbert Keenan) is an American rock singer. ...

I think the Grammys are nothing more than some gigantic promotional machine for the music industry. They cater to a low intellect and they feed the masses. They don't honor the arts or the artist for what he created. It's the music business celebrating itself. That's basically what it's all about.

The Grammy Awards are often criticized for failing to adequately represent the popular sentiment of the public. The Recording Academy and record companies are responsible for entering the works that they deem most deserving. Once a work is entered, reviewing sessions are held by over 150 experts from the recording industry. This is done only to determine whether or not a work is eligible or entered into the proper category. The nomination process requires that members vote only in their fields of expertise. They may nominate in the four general categories (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist) and in no more than nine out of 31 fields on their ballots. Once the nominations are secured, Recording Academy members may then vote in the four general categories and in no more than eight of the 31 fields. Ballots again are tabulated in secrecy by the major independent accounting firm, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.[6] However, the nature of both the nominating and voting processes are becoming increasingly questioned by industry critics.
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There is much debate about whether or not this sort of nominating process is the result of commercial, political or industry bias. Some conservative critics have argued that major award shows like the Grammy Awards are merely the recording industry's attempt to congratulate their own while advertising their products and ideas through the use of selection bias in the nominating process. The winners, critics argue, would naturally reflect "the social, political and artistic preferences of the nominating and voting members." Other critics, including those within the industry, openly question whether the Grammy Awards are even relevant in today's digital society.[7] Selection bias is the error of distorting a statistical analysis by pre- or post-selecting the samples. ...


Praises

The Academy has been credited for recognizing many artists who are not as well known and have lower sales. For example; In 2003 Norah Jones won 5 Grammys including Record & Album of the year beating out Eminem, Bruce Springsteen and the Dixie Chicks. Her debut Album Come Away With Me has since been certified diamond in the United States. Also as a result of her accolades her sales skyrocketed and today she is one of the Best selling Female artist of the 21st century with close to 40 Million albums sold worldwide. Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an influential American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ...


NARAS does much to help the recording community as well as helping fund Music Education. The Academy has been involved with helping musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


Popular culture

The long-time running animated show The Simpsons often mocks the Grammy Awards. In the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", Homer Simpson won a Grammy for "Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word, or Barbershop Album of the Year" for his barbershop quartet singing with The B Sharps, but threw the statue away in disgust. A passerby picked it up saying, "Ooooh, an award statue!" When he recognized the statue, he said, "Aww, it's just a Grammy", and also threw it away. In a later episode, "The Mansion Family", Homer mentions again that he "never won an award that means something" after complaining for not getting any awards and being reminded that he once won a Grammy. A disclaimer then rolls at the bottom of the screen saying that "Mr. Simpson's opinions do not reflect those of the producers, who don't consider the Grammy an award at all". Simpsons redirects here. ... Homers Barbershop Quartet is the first episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. ... The Mansion Family is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons eleventh season. ...


In the episode "I'm With Cupid", Elton John gives Homer a Grammy, thanking him for the compliment, and Homer mumbles something and throws it away. Im With Cupid is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


References

  1. ^ HTTP://WWW.grammy.com/GRAMMY_AWARDS/Voting/
  2. ^ http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_AWARDS/Voting/
  3. ^ http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_AWARDS/Voting/
  4. ^ http://grammy.com/GRAMMY_AWARDS/Voting/
  5. ^ http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_AWARDS/Voting/
  6. ^ http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/Voting/
  7. ^ http://www.canada.com/topics/entertainment/story.html?id=947881cc-b42d-47e3-b95c-2c66e27a396e&k=48420

External links

Look up grammy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
  • Official site
  • Los Angeles Times listing of Grammy awards nominees in all categories: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

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Grammy Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1347 words)
Like the Oscars, the Grammys, which currently have 108 categories within 30 genres of music such as pop, gospel, and rap, are voted upon by peers (voting members of the Recording Academy) rather than being based upon popularity like the AMAs or sales and chart achievements like the BMAs.
The awards are named for the trophy which the winner receives—a small gilded statuette of a gramophone, handcrafted by Billings Artworks.
As a side note, Norah Jones (Grammy Awards of 2003) won Record of the Year, Album of the Year; that same year her guitarist, Jesse Harris, won the Song of the Year for writing 'Don't Know Why'.
Encyclopedia4U - Grammy Award for Album of the Year - Encyclopedia Article (567 words)
Grammy Awards of 1999: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
Grammy Awards of 1994: The Bodyguard by Whitney Houston
Grammy Awards of 1973: The Concert for Bangla Desh by George Harrison, Ravi Shanker, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton and Klaus Voormann
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