Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize 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 and Broadway achievements).

Current: 64th Annual Grammy Awards
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Recording Academy
First awardedMay 4, 1959; 62 years ago (1959-05-04) (as Gramophone Award)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC (1959–1970)
ABC (1971–1972)
CBS (1973–present)

The annual award ceremony features performances by prominent artists and presentation of awards that showcase achievements made by industry recording artists. 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 Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on March 14, 2021 (after it was postponed from its original January 31, 2021 date due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the music industry), in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 31, 2022 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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