History Of Grammy Awards

Grammys are presented every year in the United States. The awards are given in more than 25 fields which cover pop, rock, rap, country, reggae, classical, gospel, and jazz.

The awards are given by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) or the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS). A total of 75 awards are awarded every year by the Grammys.

The awardees receive a golden statuette of a gramophone. The Grammys, formerly known as the Gramophone Awards, first occurred in 1959.

The name Grammys is an homage to the gramophone and its revolutionary impact on the music industry. However, the initial name of the Gramophone Award was shortened over time to the present name.

The first ever Grammy Awards was presented by NARAS in Los Angeles in 1959 on May 4 with awards presented in 28 categories. The awardees included elite artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and the Kingston Trio. The ceremony was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hills

Earlier, the ceremonies were usually pre-taped and then presented on television. The first live telecast happened on March 16, 1971. Sir George Solti, Quincy Jones, Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, and Chet Atkins are among the artists with the most awards.

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