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 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.