Grammy Award

American award for achievements in music

The Grammy Awards (first named the Gramophone Awards and often called just Grammys), are awards given yearly by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding work in the music and spoken recording industry. The Grammys have 128 categories with 16 genres. The Grammys are awarded once each year and are a major televised event. The award show does has it shares of criticism as being biased.

Grammy
Current: 64th Annual Grammy Awards
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Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Recording Academy
First awardedMay 4, 1959; 63 years ago (1959-05-04) (as Gramophone Award)
Websitegrammy.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC (1959–1970)
ABC (1971–1972)
CBS (1973–present)

The name "Grammy" comes from the word "gramophone". A gramophone was an old machine that played music on records.[1]

The British equivalent is the Brit Awards. The Canadian equivalent is the Juno Awards.

Georg Solti has won 31 Grammy Awards, more than any other person.[2]

CategoriesEdit

General FieldEdit

Genre-specific categoriesEdit

PopEdit

Dance/ElectronicEdit

RockEdit

AlternativeEdit

R&BEdit

RapEdit

CountryEdit

JazzEdit

Gospel/Contemporary ChristianEdit

LatinEdit

American RootsEdit

ReggaeEdit

Global MusicEdit

Children'sEdit

Spoken WordEdit

ComedyEdit

Musical TheatreEdit

Music for Visual MediaEdit

ComposingEdit

ArrangingEdit

Package, Notes & Historical FieldEdit

Engineered AlbumEdit

Production FieldEdit

RemixerEdit

SongwritingEdit

ClassicalEdit

Music Video/FilmEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "About this Collection | Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry | Digital Collections | Library of Congress".
  2. Tommasini, Anthony (23 February 2003). "MUSIC: THE GRAMMYS/CLASSICAL; Fewer Records, More Attention". The New York Times.

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