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What is Grammy Award?

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What is Grammy Award? A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is the ultimate musical recognition given by the National...

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is the ultimate musical recognition given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States. It is endorsement of outstanding achievement in the music industry in a specific year. The 57th Grammy Awards was held on at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. The Staples Center became the permanent home in 2004.

The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It is generally considered as coveted as Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), and the Academy Awards or Oscar (motion pictures).

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012.

The Grammy Awards had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s.

The music executives decided to rectify this by creating an award given by their industry similar to the Oscars and the Emmys. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The best in Album, Record, Song and New Artist award are given away each year.

With 31 Grammy Awards, Sir Georg Solti is the artist with the most Grammy wins. Alison Krauss is the biggest winner among female artists with 27 awards. U2, with 22 Grammy Awards, holds the record for most awards won by a group.

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