February is one of my favorite months of the year, because it is the awards season! Do you like it too? It is also because Grammy Awards are distributed in February. Let’s talk about that particular awards!
The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959 and originally, the award was called Gramophone Award. It was to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.
Grammy Awards has grown over the span of 52 years. In 1959, they honored 22 awards and presented 109 awards in 2010. Winning one of the Big Four Grammy Award categories is considered to be the most prestigious. The Big Four categories are the only awards not restricted to any genre in specific. They’re “Album of the Year,” “Record of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Best New Artist.”
In 2011, The Recording Academy announced a drastic overhaul of many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The number of categories was cut from 109 to 78. Georg Solti holds the record for the most Grammy Awards won in any genre with 31 awards. However, Alison Krauss holds the distinction as the female artist with the most Grammys, and the most awards in the Country Field.
In addition, Stevie Wonder is the only artist in Grammy history to win five or more awards on three separate nights. Beyonce holds the second most wins by a female artist and is tied with Adele at six for most Grammy wins in 1 night by a female.
Congratulations to all musicians receiving The Grammys this year! Too bad that our very own Joey Alexander didn’t win.
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