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Grammy Award

The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, make up the rest). However, the Grammys, usually held in February (last of what are considered the "big three" music awards shows, including the BMA and AMA shows), are considered the approximate equivalent to the Oscars in the music world. Image File history File links GRAMMY1. ... Image File history File links GRAMMY1. ... The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major US music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... 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 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held annually in March and sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ...


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. Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ...


The awards are named for the trophy which the winner receives—a small gilded statuette of a gramophone, handcrafted by Billings Artworks. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammys are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony. 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. ...


Some feel that Grammys tend to go to either well-established artists or those being hyped by the recording industry. In fact, many popular artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Kenny Rogers, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Van Halen, and Ozzy Osbourne have been awarded very few Grammys. Mariah Carey had only won two Grammy awards up until the awards of 2006; she now has won a total of five. Significant, long-lived rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Queen, AC/DC, and Mötley Crüe have received none. On the other hand, U2 has received 22 awards to date. Elvis redirects here. ... The Beatles were an English pop and rock music group from Liverpool, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... Garth Brooks, from his No Fences album Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer songwriter and charity director. ... Pink Floyd are a British band noted for progressive rock music, philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art and elaborate live shows. ... Kenny Rogers For the baseball player, see Kenny Rogers (baseball player). ... The Rolling Stones are an English band that rose to prominence during the British Invasion of the 1960s. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in the early-1970s. ... Ozzy Osbourne John Michael Ozzy Osbourne (born December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England), is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and is a popular solo artist and reality television star. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. ... Led Zeppelin were an English rock band who are widely regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time. ... Bon Jovi is an American rock and roll band from New Jersey. ... Guns N Roses (GNR) is an American hard rock band that gained fame during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Def Leppard are a English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Look up queen in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... AC/DC is a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and his brother, lead guitarist Angus Young. ... Mötley Crüe (pronounced as /MAHT-lee kroo/) is a popular American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... U2 are an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and backing vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen, Jr. ...


Of the "big three" music awards shows, the Grammys are the highest rated.


The eligibility period for the Grammys begins November 1. For example, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album Double Fantasy was released in November 17, 1980, 16 days too late to qualify for the 1981 Grammys; it was entered for the 1982 awards and eventually won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was an iconic 20th century composer and singer of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon-McCartney throughout the 1960s, and was the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono during an appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show Yoko Ono Lennon (born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American musician and artist, but probably best known as the widow of John Lennon of The Beatles. ... Double Fantasy is the comeback album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1980 initially on the newly-formed Geffen Records, and now through E.M.I., the distributor of all of Lennons output. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ...


The Grammys 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. individually-donated time and energy direct government payments or operation indirect government payments, such as radio and television licenses grants from foundations or business entities selling advertising or sponsorship public subscription or membership fees charged to all owners of TV sets or radios, regardless of whether they intend to receive... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Music City Location Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Davidson County Founded: Incorporated: 1780 1806 Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Geographical characteristics 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) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

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Grammy records

The record for most lifetime Grammys is held by Sir Georg Solti, who was the conductor of 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 ) (born György Stern, 21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-born British orchestral and operatic conductor, who was still actively engaged in performing right up until his death. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ...


Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group have won 17 Grammys 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: Pat Metheny in Melbourne, Florida, USA Patrick Bruce Metheny (born 12 August 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri USA) is an American jazz guitarist and leader of the Pat Metheny Group. ... The Pat Metheny Group is a jazz fusion band founded in 1977. ...

  1. Best Jazz Fusion Performance (1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990)
  1. Best Instrumental Composition (1991)
  1. Best Contemporary Jazz Performance/Album (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2005)
  1. Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group (1998, 2000)
  1. Best Rock Instrumental Performance (1999)
  1. Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (2001)

Session drummer Hal Blaine played on six consecutive records which won Record of the Year: 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. ... Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky on February 5, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American drummer and session musician. ... The Record of the Year is an award created by record producer Jonathan King voted for by the UK public. ...

  1. 1966 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - "A Taste of Honey"
  1. 1967 Frank Sinatra - "Strangers in the Night"
  1. 1968 5th Dimension - "Up, Up and Away"
  1. 1969 Simon & Garfunkel - "Mrs. Robinson"
  1. 1970 5th Dimension - "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
  1. 1971 Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Alison Krauss (as a solo artist, collaborator, producer and with Union Station) has taken home 20 Grammy Awards, the most of any female artist or any country artist. She is now tied for 7th on the all-time winners list. Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the Tijuana Brass, a now-defunct brass band of which he was leader. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is one of the most highly acclaimed male popular song vocalists of all time. ... Strangers in the Night is a song made famous by Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1966. ... The 5th Dimension is an American popular music group, best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize flower power music with both white and black middle-class Americans. ... Up, Up and Away is the debut album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... Bridge Over Troubled Water was Simon and Garfunkels last album; the title track was their only number one hit in the United Kingdom. ... Mrs. ... Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In is a medley of the songs Aquarius and The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In) from the musical Hair, originally released by The 5th Dimension as a single which held the #1 position on the U.S. charts for six weeks in 1969. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released on January 26, 1970. ... Alison Krauss on the cover of her album Forget About It Alison Krauss (born on July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass singer and fiddle-player. ...


Motown artist Stevie Wonder has won 24 awards, including 12 in the 1970s. Three of those awards were for Album of the Year for three consecutive albums. Motown Records, Inc. ... Stevie Wonder is the stage name of Stevland Morris (born May 13, 1950 as Stevland Judkins[1]), an American singer, songwriter, producer, musician, and social activist. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ...


Legendary Opera Diva Leontyne Price has won 18 awards. Leontyne Price (photo taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1951 Mary Violet Leontyne Price (b. ...


Soul and R&B legend Aretha Franklin has won 11 awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, including 8 consecutive (and the first 8 ever awarded) awards in the category: Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ...

  1. 1968 - "Respect"
  1. 1969 - "Chain of Fools"
  1. 1970 - "Share Your Love With Me"
  1. 1971 - "Don't Play That Song"
  1. 1972 - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
  1. 1973 - Young, Gifted, and Black
  1. 1974 - "Master of Eyes"
  1. 1975 - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
  1. 1982 - "Hold On, I'm Comin'"
  1. 1986 - "Freeway of Love"
  1. 1988 - Aretha

The most Grammys won in a single night is eight -- a record shared by Michael Jackson (1983) and Carlos Santana (2000). For other people with the same name, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation) Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana) is an American musician and entertainer whose successful music career and controversial personal life have been at the forefront of pop culture for the last quarter-century. ... Carlos Santana in concert, Barcelona 2003 Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born 20 July 1947 in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico) is an American Grammy Award-winning musician and Latin-rock guitarist. ...


Michael Jackson:

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

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

The record for most Grammys (5) won in a single night by a female artist is held by four artists: Beyoncé Knowles 2004, Norah Jones 2003, Alicia Keys 2002, Lauryn Hill 1999 Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is a popular American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and fashion designer. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Alicia Keys (born January 25, 1980) is an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, pianist, and actress. ... Lauryn Hill (born May 25, 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey), is a seven-time Grammy award winning musician, and record producer, initially establishing her reputation as the most visible and vocal member of The Fugees, then continuing on to a solo career, releasing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and...


Beyoncé:

  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:

Beyoncé for "Dangerously In Love 2"

  • Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

Luther Vandross & Beyoncé for "The Closer I Get to You"

  • Best R&B Song

Shawn Carter, Rich Harrison, Beyoncé Knowles & Eugene Record for "Crazy in Love" performed by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

  • Best Contemporary R&B Album

Beyoncé for Dangerously in Love

  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z for "Crazy In Love"


Norah Jones:

  • Record of the Year

Norah Jones for "Don't Know Why"

  • Album of the Year

Norah Jones for Come Away With Me

  • Best New Artist

Norah Jones

  • Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Norah Jones for "Don't Know Why"

  • Best Pop Vocal Album

Norah Jones for Come Away With Me


Alicia Keys:

  • Song of the Year

Alicia Keys for "Fallin'"

  • Best New Artist

Alicia Keys

  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Alicia Keys for "Fallin'"

  • Best R&B Song

Alicia Keys (songwriter) for "Fallin'"

  • Best R&B Album

Alicia Keys for Songs in A Minor


Lauryn Hill:

  • Album of the Year

Lauryn Hill for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

  • Best New Artist

Lauryn Hill

  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Lauryn Hill for "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

  • Best R&B Song

Lauryn Hill (songwriter) for "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

  • Best R&B Album

Lauryn Hill for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill


Christopher Cross (Grammy Awards of 1981) 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. 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'. Although Norah sang the song, she did not receive the Song of the Year Grammy because it is a songwriter's award. Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert on May 3, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ... The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... 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 music industry. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ...


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. Béla Fleck (born July 10, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American virtuoso banjo player. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in the English, Irish and Scottish traditional music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as the music of rural African-Americans, jazz, and blues. ... 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, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the common people. ... Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ... Musical composition is: an original piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A musical composition A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance... In popular music an arrangement is a setting of a piece of music, which may have been composed by the arranger or by someone else. ...


Award categories

Bold ones, known 'The Big Four', are the most prestigious awards of all.

  • Grammy Tech Award

Alternative The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and... The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording [1]. Through 1983, performers could also receive this award. ...

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

Children's 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. ...

Classical 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. ...

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

Comedy 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. ... ME!!!! ... 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. ...

Composing and arranging The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from 1959 to 1993 and in 2004. ... The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album was awarded from 1994 until 2003. ...

Country 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. ...

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

Dance 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. ...

Disco 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. ...

Film/TV/Media The Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording was presented at the Grammy Awards of 1980. ...

Folk 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. ...

Gospel 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. ...

Historical 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 Historical Album has been presented since 1979. ...

Latin 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. ...

  • Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

Musical Show 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. ...

Music Video 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. ...

New Age 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. ...

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

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

Polka 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. ...

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

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

Production and engineering 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. ...

  • 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

R&B 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. ...

Rap 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. ...

Reggae The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance was awarded from 1989 to 1990. ... 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. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Song was first awarded in 2004. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album has been awarded since 1996. ...

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

Surround Sound 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. ...

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

Traditional Pop 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. ...

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

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.

Grammy Awards by year
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 | 2005 | 2006


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 in 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 in 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 held in 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. ...

U.S. Music Awards
Major Ceremonies
American Music Awards | Billboard Music Awards | Grammy Awards | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Minor award ceremonies
Soul Train Music Awards | MTV Video Music Awards | Latin Grammy Awards | BET Awards | Teen Choice Awards | Radio Music Awards

The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major 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, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held annually in March and sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorites in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... The Teen Choice Awards is an award show that has been held annually since the summer of 1999. ... The Radio Music Awards are an annual award show that airs on NBC, and honors the years most successful songs at mainstream radio, In past years, the show has included many of the top names in music including Janet Jackson, Elton John, Destinys Child, Tim McGraw, Nelly, Mariah Carey...

External links

  • Grammy message board discussion

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Grammy Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1308 words)
However, the Grammys, usually held in February (last of what are considered the "big three" music awards shows, including the BMA and AMA shows), are considered the approximate equivalent to the Oscars in the music world.
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.
Christopher Cross (Grammy Awards of 1981) 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.
Grammy Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (644 words)
However, the Grammys (usually held in February as the last of the "big three" music awards shows--the others being the BMAs and the AMAs) is the approximate equivalent, in the music world, to the Oscars.
Like the Oscars, the Grammys, currently with a total of 105 categories within 30 fields of music (such as pop, gospel, and rap), are voted by peers - in this case voting members of the Recording Academy - not upon popularity (as with the BMAs and the AMAs) but by merit.
The Grammy voters tend to be conservative, and are marketed to by record companies, who place great stock in some types of artists winning Grammys (accurately but cynically put as those which sell to "teenage girls and housewives").
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