Grammy Award

Grammy Awards
40px 60th Annual Grammy Awards
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Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
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First awardedMay 4, 1959; 61 years ago (1959-05-04) (as Gramophone Award)
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Television coverage
NetworkNBC (1959–1970)
ABC (1971–1972)
CBS (1973–present)


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 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]

References

  1. http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/berlhtml/berlgramo.html
  2. Tommasini, Anthony (23 February 2003). "MUSIC: THE GRAMMYS/CLASSICAL; Fewer Records, More Attention" – via NYTimes.com.

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