History Of The Grammy Awards Shows How Often celebs And Music Industry Insiders Struggle To Keep Up

The Grammys are presented to unveil outstanding musical productions in the United States every year in more than 25 categories encompassing pop, rock, rap, country, reggae, classical, gospel, and jazz.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) or the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS) give out a total of 75 awards for achievements in the music industry.

The awardees receive a gramophone statuette in award ceremonies. The Grammys, formerly known as the Gramophone Awards, were started in 1959.

Grammys is named after the gramophone and its ingenious impact on the music industry. However, the original name of the Grammy Award was abbreviated to the present name over time.

The first Grammy Awards were presented at the NARA building on May 4, 1959, and awards were presented in 28 categories. Participating artists included Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and the Kingston Trio. The ceremony took place at the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire hotel.

Previously, performances were sometimes previously recorded and then televised. The very first live broadcast occurred in March of 1971.

Sir George Solti, Quincy Jones, Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, and Chet Atkins are among the artists who stand out for their awards.