1st Annual Grammy Awards

The 1st Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959. They recognized musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Two separate ceremonies were held simultaneously on the same day; the first hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the second in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City.[1] Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Ross Bagdasarian, and Henry Mancini, each won 2 awards.[2][3]

1st Annual Grammy Awards
DateMay 4th, 1959
LocationBeverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles
Hosted byMort Sahl
Television/radio coverage
NetworkABC

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