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Grammy Award

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Grammy Award

Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industryadd

Category: Music (100)

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (11%), (8%)

Main connections: Jazz, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, CBS, NBC, The Grammy Museum




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The Grammy Awards had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s add something


They finally settled on using the name of the invention of Emile Berliner, the gramophone, for the awards, which were first given for the year 1958 add something


Jussi Bjorling - The tenor was awarded the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist for his recording "Björling in Opera"


The first Grammy awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958 add something


The first Grammy award telecast took place on the night of November 29, 1959, as an episode of the NBC anthology series "Sunday Showcase", which was normally devoted to plays, original TV dramas, and variety shows add something


Galt MacDermot - He won a Grammy Award for the song "African Waltz" in 1960


Ray Charles - With his first hit single for ABC-Paramount, Charles received national acclaim and a Grammy Award for the Sid Feller-produced "Georgia on My Mind", originally written by composers Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael, released as a single by Charles in 1960.


Peter Nero - Nero recorded his first album in 1961, and won a Grammy Award that year for "Best New Artist


Chicago joined being a host city in 1962, and Nashville became the fourth location in 1965 add something


Steve Allen - Allen won a Grammy award in 1963 for best jazz composition, with his song "The Gravy Waltz"


Steve Allen - Allen's best-known songs are "This Could Be the Start of Something" and "The Gravy Waltz," the latter having won a Grammy award in 1963 for Best Jazz Composition


Al Hirt - The albums "Honey In The Horn" and "Cotton Candy" were both in the Top 10 best sellers for 1964, the same year Hirt scored a hit single with his cover of Allen Toussaint's tune "Java" , and later won a Grammy Award for the same recording


Ray Charles - After spending a year on parole, Charles reemerged on the charts in 1966 with a series of hits composed with the fledgling team of Ashford & Simpson including the dance number, "I Don't Need No Doctor", "Let's Go Get Stoned", which became his first No. 1 RB hit in several years, and "Crying Time", which reached No. 6 on the pop chart and later helped Charles win a Grammy Award the following March.


Maurice White - As a member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Maurice played on nine of the group's albums, including "Wade in the Water" , from which the track "Hold It Right There" won a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental in 1966


Fred Neil - Neil gained public recognition in 1969, when Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin'" was featured in the film "Midnight Cowboy"; the song became a hit and won a Grammy Award


Pat Carroll (actress) - Carroll scored a personal and artistic success in the late 1970s with her one woman show on Gertrude Stein, " Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein" , winning several major theater awards, and even a Grammy Award in 1981 for her recorded version of the performance


Diane Linkletter - In 1970, Art and Diane Linkletter won the 1970 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording for their record "We Love You, Call Collect"


Flip Wilson - In 1970, Wilson won a Grammy Award for his comedy album "The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress"


Prior to 1971, the Grammy award ceremonies were held in different locations on the same day add something


Prior to the first live Grammys telecast in 1971 on American Broadcasting Company , a series of taped annual specials in the 1960s called "The Best on Record" were broadcast on National Broadcasting Company add something


The 1971 ceremony, held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, was the first to take place in one location add something


Until 1971, awards ceremonies were held in both New York and Los Angeles, with winners accepting at one of the two add something


Sammi Smith - In 1972, Sammi Smith won a Grammy Award for the song


CBS Broadcasting bought the rights in 1973 after moving the ceremony to Nashville, Tennessee; the American Music awards were created for ABC as a result add something


Bette Midler - It reached Billboard's Top 10 and became a million-selling Platinum-certified album, earning Midler the 1973 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.


Roberta Flack - It was awarded the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year in 1973


Then from 1974 to 2003, the Grammys were held in various venues in New York City and Los Angeles add something


Tracy Nelson (singer) - In 1974, her duet with Willie Nelson, "After the Fire is Gone", was nominated for a Grammy Award


Lucky Oceans - As member of the Asleep at the Wheel he won the Grammy Award for the 'Best Country Instrumental' in 1978 for the band's remake of Count Basie's "One O'clock Jump"


Marian Anderson - Kennedy Center Honors in 1978; the George Peabody Medal in 1981; the National Medal of Arts in 1986; and a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1991


Thom Pace - Pace received the "Goldene Europa" Award, Germany's version of the Grammy Award for Best Song of 1979


Jack Towers - In 1980, "At Fargo" won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band at the 22nd Grammy Awards


Janis Siegel (singer) - Her first solo album, "Experiment in White", was released in 1981, and her second album, "At Home", was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Jazz Vocalist


J. D. Sumner - The group was a showcase for Sumner's voice and compositions and won the 1981 Grammy Award for best traditional gospel performance


Greg Ladanyi - He won a Grammy Award in 1983 in the Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical category for "Toto IV" by Toto


Puma Jones - She went on to sing on seven studio albums, which represents the groups most critically acclaimed period, culminating in the Grammy Award for 1983's "Anthem"


Warren Chiasson - Chiasson played on the B.B. King album "Blues 'n Jazz", which won a Grammy Award in 1984


Sandra Crouch - She won a Grammy Award in 1985 for "Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female"


Byron Preiss - "The Words of Gandhi", an audio book he produced, won a Grammy Award in 1985


Steel Pulse - A Grammy award was awarded for their 1986 album Babylon The Bandit Steel Pulse has received nominations for Victims and Rastafari Centennial.


Jonathan Schwartz (radio) - In 1986 Schwartz won a Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for "The Voice - The Columbia Years 1943-1952"


Frank Conroy - In addition to writing, Conroy was an accomplished jazz pianist, winning a Grammy Award in 1986 for liner notes


Bruce Hornsby - Bruce Hornsby and the Range went on to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987, beating out Glass Tiger, Nu Shooz, Simply Red and Timbuk3


Yusef Lateef - His 1987 album Yusef Lateef's Little Symphony won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.


Skip Scarborough - He co-wrote "Giving You the Best That I Got" which won a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best R&B Song


Guitar Slim, Jr. - His debut album recorded in 1988, "Story of My Life", was nominated in 1989 for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album


Bill Lister - That recording won a Grammy Award and a Country Music Association Award in 1989


In 1990 the original Grammy design was revamped, changing the traditional soft lead for a stronger alloy less prone to damage, making the trophy bigger and grander add something


Kool Moe Dee - In 1990 he performed on Quincy Jones' album Back on the Block along with fellow rappers Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane and Ice-T. The album gained considerable critical and financial success and winning the 1991 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.


Bette Midler - It featured her biggest hit, "Wind Beneath My Wings", which went to 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, achieved Platinum status, and won Midler her third Grammy Award - for Record of the Year - at the 1990 telecast.


In 1991, Sinead O'Connor became the first musician to refuse a Grammy, boycotting the ceremony after being nominated for Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Alternative Musical Performance add something


Ed Neumeister - His arrangement of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" was nominated for a Grammy award in 1991


Michael Bolton - In 1991, Bolton released the album Time, Love & Tenderness which featured his Grammy Award winning cover version of "When a Man Loves a Woman".


Big Daddy Kane - In 1991, Kane won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his performance on the Quincy Jones collaborative track "Back on the Block" off of Back on the Block.


Bucky Baxter - Baxter played pedal steel guitar for Bob Dylan's band on his Never Ending Tour from 1992 to 1999 and played pedal steel on Dylan's 1997 Grammy Award winning album, "Time out of Mind"


Marcus Miller - He won a Grammy Award for Best RB Song in 1992, for Luther Vandross' "Power of Love" and in 2001 he won for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his fourth solo instrumental album, M2.


Thomas Lorenzo - In 1992 he graduated from Berklee College of Music, Boston , U.S.A,  in Commercial Arranging  under the supervision of Grammy award winner Robert Freedman


Lucky Oceans - In 1993 he won a second Grammy Award with Asleep at the Wheel for the band's collaboration with Lyle Lovett on "Blues for Dixie" from the 1993 album "A Tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys"


Dennis Brown - Brown's 1994 album Light My Fire was nominated for a Grammy Award, as was the last album recorded by Brown, Let Me Be the One.


Billy Joel - During the 1994 Grammy Award Show, Joel extended his performance of "The River of Dreams" by stopping the song partway through, looking at the celebrity audience with a grin while pretending to check his watch and saying, "valuable advertising time going by.


Jim Ferguson - In 1994, Ferguson and Orrin Keepnews earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Album Notes for their liner notes to the 12-CD set Wes_Montgomery—The Complete Riverside Recordings.


Etta James - The album won James her first Grammy Award for best jazz vocal performance in 1994


When his band Pearl Jam won a Grammy in the category "Best Hard Rock Performance" in 1996, singer Eddie Vedder commented on stage: "I don't know what this means add something


Joe Louis Walker - Also in 1996, Walker played guitar on James Cotton's, "Deep in the Blues", a Grammy Award winner for "Best Traditional Blues Album"


Doc Cheatham - In 1996 the two trumpeters and pianist Butch Thompson recorded a CD for Verve Records, "Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton", which won them a Grammy Award


Wayne Shorter - High Life received the Grammy Award for best Contemporary Jazz Album in 1997.


Eric Von Schmidt - In 1997, he won a Grammy Award for his work on a compilation album entitled "Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 1-3"


Gilberto Gil - In 1998 the live version of his album "Quanta" won Gil the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album


Sean Combs - The album earned Combs five nominations at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.


Lisa Hartman Black - It reached number one on the "Billboard" Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts on December 18, 1999 and was nominated for a Grammy Award


Dr. Dre - Dre won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical in 2000, and joined the Up in Smoke Tour with fellow rappers Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube that year as well.


Eve (entertainer) - The song won a Grammy Award in 2000, which should have been Eve's first.


Will Downing - "All the Man You Need" received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional R&B Album in 2000


Ronnie McCoury - This CD was nominated for a Grammy Award and won Instrumental Album of the Year and Recorded Event of the Year at the IBMA awards show in October 2000


Helmuth Rilling - Rilling's recording of Krzyztof Penderecki's "Credo", commissioned and performed by the Oregon Bach Festival, won the 2001 Grammy Award for best choral performance


Gwen Stefani - In 2002 Eve and Stefani won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind".


Susana Baca - In 2002, Susana Baca won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, for her "Lamento Negro" CD besides a nomination for the Grammy as "Best World Music Album"


Kurupt - Kurupt has been nominated for one Grammy Award.


Ludacris - The video for the lead single, "Rollout", was nominated for a 2002 Grammy Award, and Ludacris performed it live at the awards' pre-show.


Cachorro Lopez - "Un Mundo Diferente" became the best-selling album of 2002 in Argentina, selling 160,000 units and earned a Grammy Award nomination


Don Letts - His film "Westway to the World" won a Grammy Award in 2003


Jesse Harris - In 2003 he was awarded a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "Don't Know Why," performed by Norah Jones


Wayne Shorter - Shorter's 2003 album Alegría received the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album; it features the quartet with a host of other musicians, including pianist Brad Mehldau, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and former Weather Report percussionist Alex Acuna.


Mystikal - The well received album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2003, and Mystikal was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance that same year.


In 2004, the Staples Center became the permanent home of the award ceremonies add something


Maurice White - He has appeared on stage with Earth, Wind & Fire since his retirement from the road from time to time, for instance at the 2004 Grammy Award's Tribute to Funk and alongside Alicia Keys at Clive Davis's 2004 pre-Grammy award party where they performed the band's 1978 hit "September"


Del McCoury - In 2004 he was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy Award for "It's Just The Night", and in 2006 he won his first Grammy Award, in the same category, for "The Company We Keep"


Rich Harrison - In 2004 he won a Grammy Award for Beyoncé Knowles' "Crazy in Love" and a nomination for his work on Usher's "Confessions" album


David Russell (guitarist) - In 2004, he won a Grammy Award for best instrumental soloist in classical music for his CD "Aire Latino"


Cachorro Lopez - The album received the Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album in 2004


Mos Def - The singles included "Sex, Love & Money" and the B-side "Ghetto Rock"; the latter went on to receive several Grammy Award nominations in 2004.


Cher - In February 2004, she received another Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for her song "Love One Another".


Natasha Bedingfield - Bedingfield received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the title track "Unwritten", and at the 2005 and 2006 Brit Awards she was nominated for Best British Female Artist


Gilberto Gil - In 2005 he won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album for "Eletracústico"


Lila Downs - Lila Downs received in 2005 the Grammy Latino in the category of "Best Album of World Music" for this album and reached the top of the charts in United States, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and France


Olivia Harrison - Olivia Harrison received a Grammy Award in 2005 as a producer for the music video of the show in the Best Long Form Music Video category


Christina Milian - The album debuted and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 200 album chart and number 21 in the UK, selling a total of 382,000 and 63,708 copies respectively, and received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Contemporary RB Album" in 2005.


Cachorro Lopez - His work has been recognized with two Latin Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year in 2006 and 2009, out of four consecutive nominations, and a Grammy Award for producing "Limón y Sal" by Julieta Venegas


T.I. - In 2006, T.I. received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Song Collaboration ("Soldier" w/ Destiny's Child & Lil_Wayne) and Best Rap Solo Performance for "U Don't Know Me" at The 48th Grammy Awards.


Robert Mundell - On February 7, 2006 he read Grammy Award nominated song lyrics, the night before CBS aired the 48th Grammy Awards


Elio Pace - From September 2006 to December 2009 Pace toured with Grammy Award winning, Albert Lee and his band, Hogan's Heroes, producing their critically acclaimed studio album Like This which features Can Your Grandpa Rock And Roll Like This written by Pace with Matt Daniel-Baker especially for Lee.


Kelly Clarkson - Entire earned Clarkson a CMA Award nomination for "Musical Event of the Year" in 2007 and a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Country Collaboration With Vocal" in 2008.


Chamillionaire - In 2007, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Ridin'".


Natasha Bedingfield - In 2007, she received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for the song "Unwritten", the third single from the album of the same name


Robert Plant - Plant's 2007 album "Raising Sand", which he co-wrote with Alison Krauss, won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year


Ethel Barrett - She won a Grammy Award and was posthumously awarded the Great Christian Storyteller Award for the last 100 years at the Christian Storytelling Convention in 2007


Glen Hansard, leader of the Irish rock group The Frames, stated in 2008 that the Grammys represent something outside of the real world of music "that's fully industry based add something


Cachorro Lopez - In 2008, López produced "La Lengua Popular" for his long time friend Andrés Calamaro and received four Latin Grammy Award nominations, winning for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album


Best Regional Roots Music Album - Due to the consistently low number of entries for these categories, The Recording Academy decided to combine all these music variations into the new Best Regional Roots Music Album, including polka, which lost its own separate category in 2009 add something


Robert Plant - A song from this album, "Please Read the Letter", was re-recorded by Plant with Alison Krauss, winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Record of the Year


Thomas Lorenzo - Spanish Breeze, 2009 released by Barcelona Music featuringGrammy award nominee Alphonso  Johnson on Bass, Walfredo Reyes on Drums, Dave Garfield on Piano and engineered by Grammy Award nominee, Bruce Sugar


Shoji Kameda - Their latest release, "Legacy", was nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award


As of February 2009, 7,578 Grammy trophies had been awarded add something


Chick Corea - He is recently working on a collaboration CD with the Grammy Award winning jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, due to be released in August 2009.


David Lang (composer) - The recording of "The Little Match Girl Passion" on Harmonia Mundi received a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance


Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy award categories for 2012 add something


In a 2011 article, "Los Angeles Times" writer Randall Roberts was critical of the nominations for the 54th Grammy awards, particularly for the Album of the Year category, noting the exclusion of Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy", "the most critically acclaimed album of the year, a career-defining record", as a snub in favor of nominating less substantial albums add something


In a 2011 profile for "The New York Times" following the 53rd Grammy awards, frontman Justin Vernon of indie band Bon Iver was asked his opinion of the Grammys and how he would react to a nomination for his group, to which he responded, add something


The 2011 Grammy award show had 26,6 million viewers add something


Up to and including 2011, there were separate categories for various regional American music forms, such as Hawaiian music, Native American music and Zydeco/Cajun music add something


George Beverly Shea - On 12 February 2011 Shea received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award alongside Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton and the Ramones at a ceremony held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles , California


On April 6, 2011, The Recording Academy announced a drastic overhaul of many Grammy award categories for 2012 add something


The Recording Academy announced on June 21, 2011 that it had reached a new deal with CBS to keep the awards show on the network for another 10 years add something


CBS broadcast the annual nominations concert special on November 30, 2011 from Los Angeles add something


Since 2012, there have been a small number of adjustments made to the list of categories and genre fields add something


The number of categories has gone up from 78 in 2012 to 82 in 2014 add something


Elliot Scheiner - In 2012 he received his 24th Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Surround Sound Album for Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs , which he won, making him a 7 time Grammy Award winner


Roseanna Vitro - The album has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category of Best Vocal Jazz Album


The Grammys aired on February 12, 2012 add something


The eligibility period for the 56th Annual Grammy awards was October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 add something


The 55th Grammy awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California add something


The 56th Grammy awards were held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California add something


The 57th Grammy awards will be held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California add something


The 58th Grammy awards were held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles add something


Canadian artist Drake criticized the awards in a 2017 interview for seeing him only as a rapper and not as a pop-music artist because of his previous work and because of his heritage add something


Drake and Frank Ocean were vocal about boycotting the Grammy awards, Drake had a performance in Manchester, England on February 12, 2017, the same night as the awards Ceremony add something


During May 2017 it was announced that the 2018 ceremony would take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, marking the first time the Grammys have taken place outside of Los Angeles since 2003 add something


The 61st Annual Grammy awards, honoring the best achievements from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, will be held in February 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles add something


This change means eligibility period is 11 months, starting Oct. 1, 2018 add something


The eligibility period for the upcoming 62nd Annual Grammy awards is October 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 add something