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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Grammy Award

Originally called the Gramophone awards, the first Grammys were handed out on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. The ceremony was hosted by comedian Mort Sahl and held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Frank Sinatra at the 1958 Grammys

Ella Fitzgerald along with Count Basie became the first African American singers to win Grammy Awards at the first annual ceremony. In fact, Fitzgerald won two awards at the inaugural event, one for Best Jazz Performance.

The first Grammy Awards presentation to be televised was in 1971. The ABC broadcast remains the highest-rated Grammy telecast of all time.

The only Grammy Award to ever be revoked was Milli Vanilli's win for Best New Artist in 1990. The award was taken back when it was revealed that the duo did not actually sing on their album.

Country singer LeAnn Rimes was the youngest person to win a Grammy Award, securing the designation as Best New Artist in 1997 at the age of 14.

Thousands of musicians and music-industry professionals affiliated with a group called the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, or NARAS, pick the winners.

Since 1958 the British conductor Sir George Solti has won 31 Grammy Awards, more than any other recording artist.

Country singer Alison Krauss is the woman with the most Grammy Awards. She has 27 wins out of 41 nominations and first won in 1991 for Best Bluegrass Recording.

President Obama has won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album twice - for Dreams From My Father in 2006 and The Audacity Of Hope in 2008.

Here is a list of songs that won Grammys

Source International Business Times

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