Grammy Awards

Current: 64th Annual Grammy Awards
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Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Recording Academy
First awardedMay 4, 1959 (1959-05-04) (as Gramophone Award)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC (1959–1970)
ABC (1971–1972)
CBS (1973–present)

The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize "Outstanding Achievement in the music industry" of the United States. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone.

The Grammys are the first of the Big Three networks' major music awards held annually (before the Billboard Music Awards in Summer and the American Music Awards in Fall).

The Grammy is considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards, along with the Academy Awards (for film achievements), the Emmy Awards (for television achievements), and the Tony Awards (for theater achievements).

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments of performers for the year 1958. After the 2011 ceremony, The Recording Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012.[1] The sixty-fourth annual Grammy Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022.

  1. ^ Bill Werde (April 6, 2011). "Grammys Announce Broad Overhaul of Award Categories". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2022.

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