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.
|Current: 64th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding achievements in the music industry|
|Presented by||The Recording Academy|
|First awarded||May 4, 1959(as Gramophone Award)|
The British equivalent is the Brit Awards. The Canadian equivalent is the Juno Awards.
- Tommasini, Anthony (23 February 2003). "MUSIC: THE GRAMMYS/CLASSICAL; Fewer Records, More Attention" – via NYTimes.com.