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The idea for the award was proposed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the mid-1950s, when it began screening candidates from the recording industry to claim a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS; or The Recording Academy) was created to award the future award. In 1958, this organization established a prize called the Grammy (from the word "gramophone"). The prize is a small gilded gramophone.

The first Grammy ceremony took place on May 4, 1959, it was held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York. Awards have been presented in over 20 nominations for musical achievement in 1958. Among the first winners of the prize are Ella Fitzgerald, Domenico Modugno, Frank Sinatra (the latter was awarded for the best album cover).

The awards for 1959 were presented in November of that year. Since 1961, prizes have been awarded in the year preceding the ceremony.

At different times, the ceremonies were held in various US cities: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago (Illinois) and Nashville (Tennessee). From 2004 to 2017, the permanent venue for the event was the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In 2018, the awards ceremony took place at the Madison Square Garden complex in New York.

Due to the variety of musical genres, the award has a large number of nominations. Their list has changed several times. In 2019, awards will be presented in 84 categories. There are four main ones - "Album of the Year", "Record of the Year" (awarded for a separate composition to its performer), "Song of the Year" (awarded to the author or authors of the composition) and "Best New Artist". The rest of the nominations are distributed according to individual musical genres. In addition, awards are given to professionals in the field of sound recording, as well as awards for album art, video clips and music films, and more. There are several honorary awards for contributions to the music industry, such as Lifetime Achievement and Legend.

Most of the prizes are presented in a separate ceremony, which is not televised. The TV version includes only the announcement of the winners in four key categories, as well as in individual nominations related to the most popular genres (pop, rock, rap, country and others).

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Only recordings nominated by members of the Recording Academy (they can be both record companies and artists) can apply for the award. There are no restrictions on the nationality of the nominees. At the first stage, all submitted applications are assessed by a special commission, which determines in which of the competitive categories this or that work can be considered. Then the first round of secret ballot is held, during which the members of the Academy make their choice. All of them can vote in four key categories, as well as nine other categories of their choice. According to the results of the first round, the lists of finalists are determined (usually five in each category). The second round of voting follows the same pattern as the first, except that academics can choose from only five finalists. The voting results are kept secret until the award ceremony. At the 60th Grammy Awards, an online voting system was used for the first time. Previously, paper ballots were used. More than 13 thousand members of the Recording Academy have the right to vote in the selection of the winners of the award.

The Hungarian and British conductor Georg Solti is the recipient of the most Grammy awards (31 awards). The record holder among women is the American violinist and singer Alison Krauss (27). Irish rock band U2 holds a record among musical groups with 22 awards. Only three musicians in the history of the award managed to win the prestigious "Album of the Year" nomination with three different recordings - they are Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. Throughout history, only two performers have received awards in all four key categories - American Christopher Cross (all in 1981) and Briton Adele (Best New Artist in 2009, the rest in 2012). The record for the most Grammy in a single year (eight) is shared by Michael Jackson (1984) and the American band Santana (2000).

In the late 1950s, rock and roll was gaining momentum with might and main: Elvis Presley's hit "All Shook Up" thundered everywhere, and the compositions of Chuck Berry and Little Richard passed by all parameters as nominees. Despite this, the conservative NARAS was in no hurry to reward representatives of the new sound, believing that guitar music, unlike country music, big bands and spoken comedy records, is a temporary phenomenon.

Only in 1961 did the Grammy have a rock section, and even that did not last long, and in 1967 it was abolished for more than ten years. However, this did not prevent The Beatles' 1968 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band will be the first ever rock record to receive a Grammy for Best Album. The release also won three more awards, including Best Album Engineering and Best Artwork. Nominations in the field of heavy music appeared much later, in the late 1980s, at the same time as hip-hop.

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The Hungarian and British conductor Georg Solti is the recipient of the most Grammy awards (31 awards). The record holder among women is the American violinist and singer Alison Krauss (27). Irish rock band U2 holds a record among musical groups with 22 awards. Only three musicians in the history of the award managed to win the prestigious "Album of the Year" nomination with three different recordings - they are Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon. Throughout history, only two performers have received awards in all four key categories - American Christopher Cross (all in 1981) and Briton Adele (Best New Artist in 2009, the rest in 2012). The record for the most Grammy in a single year (eight) is shared by Michael Jackson (1984) and the American band Santana (2000).

In the late 1950s, rock and roll was gaining momentum with might and main: Elvis Presley's hit "All Shook Up" thundered everywhere, and the compositions of Chuck Berry and Little Richard passed by all parameters as nominees. Despite this, the conservative NARAS was in no hurry to reward representatives of the new sound, believing that guitar music, unlike country music, big bands and spoken comedy records, is a temporary phenomenon.

Only in 1961 did the Grammy have a rock section, and even that did not last long, and in 1967 it was abolished for more than ten years. However, this did not prevent The Beatles' 1968 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band will be the first ever rock record to receive a Grammy for Best Album. The release also won three more awards, including Best Album Engineering and Best Artwork. Nominations in the field of heavy music appeared much later, in the late 1980s, at the same time as hip-hop.

The number of Grammy nominations has changed over the years: from 28 at the very beginning to 85 in 1995, and then to 109 in the early 2010s. In 2012, the number of categories in which a prize could be received was reduced to 78: the organizers of the award abolished awards for duets and collaborations in the genres of pop, rock, country, rap and R&B, and the division into male and female was also removed from the Grammy execution.

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The prestigious and coveted Grammy award did not become immediately. After the second ceremony, shown on television in 1959, the presentation of the award took place in the form of a gala dinner, which was not filmed or broadcast on tape. This was the case until 1963. The award did not have sufficient funding and reputation, so the organizers were unable to convince the major broadcasting channels that their event was worth the airtime. However, having solved the problem of growth over time, the Grammy organizers faced new challenges.

Hip-hop and R&B performers still criticize the award more actively than representatives of other genres. Moreover, hip-hop began to riot as soon as it was recognized by the award.

In 1989, the Grammy organizers nominated Best Rap Performance, and favorites duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince boycotted the ceremony, citing categories will not be shown on television.

Despite the boycott, the duo won the prize for the song "Parents Just Don't Understand" at that ceremony. The 1989 Grammy ceremony was generally rich in controversial events. Prog rockers Jethro Tull beat Metallica with their "... And Justice for All" for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance, while not being either hard rock or metal. However, some fans of Jethro Tull think otherwise.

Our contemporaries continued to criticize the Grammy as well. So, rapper Drake, wwho in 2013 solemnly celebrated his victory in the nomination "Best Rap Album" (the musician even drank champagne from a gramophone), while receiving the statuette a few years later announced that the award had outlived its usefulness.

The author of the iconic albums of the 2010s, Frank Ocean, did not specifically apply for inclusion in the list of nominees, calling the award committee "old people". Rappor a toilet bowl statuette (which does not prevent him from being nominated this year for the 70th time, now in the category "Best Contemporary Christian Album").


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The 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards was Beyonce's gala, but Doja Cat, nominated in 3 categories, impressed with her cleavage, even if she went home without any trophy.

Doja Cat made a sensation with the outfit she chose at this year's Grammy Awards.

The singer chose a non-conformist dress, with a deep neckline, which stole everyone's eyes. At the bottom the dress was made of green feathers and flakes, and the top of the dress was like a leather jacket.

Although he stole all the looks, unfortunately, he failed to get any trophies.

With the three trophies won on Sunday night, Beyonce became the living artist with the most Grammy Awards, 28, and equaled the legendary Quincy Jones.

The trophy for Album of the Year went to Taylor Swift for "Folklore".

The gala was not without controversy. Canadian artist "The Weekend" boycotted the ceremony, angry that he did not receive any nominations. This is despite the fact that his song, "Blinding Lights", broke all sales records.

Several artists criticize the nomination system, which includes several "secret commissions of experts," they accuse. They would disadvantage women and minorities of any kind.

Postponed for 2 months due to the pandemic, the Grammy gala had a partially virtual format, alternating live moments with some recorded ones. Most of those present wore masks.

Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish won the main awards of the 63rd edition of the Grammy gala on Sunday, and Beyonce won awards in four categories, becoming the most awarded woman in Grammy history, reports Reuters.

The surprise album "Folklore", recorded by Taylor Swift during the lockdown, received the award for best album of the year, while Billie Eilish's song "Everything I Wanted" won the award for recording of the year. With Sunday's victory, 31-year-old Taylor Swift becomes the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Best Album three times, matching the performances of music giants such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Paul Simon.

Beyonce's four Grammy Awards on Sunday propelled her overall record to 28 Grammy Awards, breaking the women's record previously held by Alison Krauss.

Beyonce received the Grammy Awards in the R&B ("Black Parade") categories, for the best video ("Brown Skin Girl") and for collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion on the song "Savage", awarded in the categories of best rap song and the best rap performance.

Usually very controlled, Beyonce was visibly moved when she accepted the award for R&B performance that propelled her to the top of the Grammy winners. "As an artist, I consider it my duty, our duty, to reflect the age in which we live," she said, adding that she wants to support and celebrate the work of all the artists of color who inspired her which inspires the whole world.

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Broadcast awards in the field of cinema, music or theatrical arts are extremely exciting and make us run to the TV to find out how it all happens and who will be the winner of the Oscar or Grammy this year. Sometimes we agree with the choice of the organizing committee for the awards, and sometimes we are indignant and do not understand what criteria were used to select the nominees and, in general, who are these people who get the right to choose the winners.

How nominees are selected for the most prestigious awards in music, theater and cinema

Now Bemorepanda will lift the veil of this secret, and you will learn more than thirty rules, almost unknown to the general public, that operate in various committees of the most prestigious world awards in the field of cinema, music, television and theater. Who are these mysterious electors on whom the victory of world stars nominated for the main prize depends? Now you will know it!

Here are the facts that remain hidden from the audience of colorful shows with the participation of dazzling movie stars. Somewhere behind the scenes of the organizing committees are the nomination processes for various major awards - from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to the Video Music Awards VMAs and other important awards that are received by actors and directors, musicians and theatrical figures, as well as representatives of other professions for their excellent work. So here are 31 facts:

30+ facts about how nominees and winners are selected for the Oscar, Grammy

1. Oscar winners are selected by members of the Academy Awards, which has over 6,000 members

2. All members of the Academy vote for the Best Film nomination, but other categories are nominated by specific professional groups

For example, the Actors Guild votes for Best Actor.

3. Academy Awards nominations are voted online, but participants can request a paper ballot instead

4. Electors don't just vote for a potential candidate they like, they're asked to rate up to five candidates.

5. Candidates who get enough first places become nominees in that category

6. Then for the final vote, the participants go online to choose the winners in each category, not just their industry

30+ facts about how nominees and winners are selected for the Oscar, Grammy

7. Before the envelopes are opened on stage, only two people from PricewaterhouseCoopers (the company that counts the votes) know who the winners are.

8. Potential nominees are actually campaigning for their nominations - and they've been doing so almost since the beginning of the Oscars.

For example, when the panel of judges chose the winners, Mary Pickford invited the panelists to her stately estate for tea. They were so impressed that they named her best actress at the 1928-1929 Oscars, although her performance in The Coquette was widely criticized.

9. For the Grammy Awards, all members of the Recording Academy can vote for nominees in a general area including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.

10. A committee of 20 then selects eight candidates in each category from the top 20 applicants.

11. For categories in certain genres, nominees are selected by ad hoc committees of 13-17 experts who meet to hear the top 15 nominees and then select five finalists

12. Each committee may add two nominees to the general vote, but only the Classic Nominations Review Committee may make three additions.

30+ facts about how nominees and winners are selected for the Oscar, Grammy

13. The term of office of members of the nominating committee is three years, followed by one year of rest.

14. Members are not allowed on the Nominating Committee if they have a potential conflict of interest - for example, they themselves are potential candidates, have financial ties to the candidates, or are the immediate family of the candidate

For example, Billie Eilish was unable to vote in the category in which she was nominated, just like her brother Finneas.

15. Moving on to the TV Emmy Awards, where, unlike other award shows, potential nominees must submit themselves for consideration - and that costs money.

Your first performance is free, but thereafter it's $425 per program or $225 per person.

16. Once applications are closed, all members of the Television Academy vote to select nominees in program categories (i.e. TV shows and films) such as drama series or TV movies.

17. However, categories of performers (such as lead actor) and individual achievements (such as directing) are voted by smaller groups of electors

30+ facts about how nominees and winners are selected for the Oscar, Grammy

18. Each nominee is then required to submit a set number of episodes, which voters view through a secure online platform

19. For the final vote, the same category rules apply - and you definitely can't vote for yourself.

20. The number of voters for the Golden Globes is much smaller than for other awards ceremonies.

Because it is made up of representatives of the Hollywood foreign press - all of them are American entertainment journalists and write for international publications.

In 2019, there were only 87 participants. However, the exclusive group was criticized for allegedly accepting gifts and other perks from the studios in exchange for their voices.

Recently, all members were required to sign a new code of conduct that stated that "Members are prohibited from corruptly accepting, agreeing to accept, soliciting or soliciting anything of value in exchange for action taken by a member as an HFPA."

30+ facts about how nominees and winners are selected for the Oscar, Grammy

21. Studios must submit their eligible films, which are on the list, voters then receive it along with their ballots

22. Throughout the year, members are invited to watch eligible films and receive DVD copies of some of them

23. Each member evaluates their top five nominees in each category, but they do not know who will be the nominee until it is publicly announced.

24. BAFTA nominations begin with British Film members judging up to 20 of their favorite films made by British filmmakers and the top five are automatically nominated

25. In the second round of voting, the jury selects five of the remaining 15 films to complete the list of 10 nominees

26. All BAFTA members vote in the third round to choose the final winner

30+ facts about how nominees and winners are selected for the Oscar, Grammy

27. For the Tony Theater Awards, the Administrative Committee appoints approximately 50 theater professionals to the Tony Award Nominating Committee, a position that each member may hold for a period of three years.

28. Every Tony Nominating Committee member is supposed to see every new Broadway show.

29. Then, after the deadline has passed, the committee holds its annual meeting for a secret ballot to select candidates.

30+ facts about how nominees and winners are selected for the Oscar, Grammy

30. Then a wider group of approximately 831 voters eligible to vote from the theater profession must vote online to determine the winners.

But if the voter did not see the nominated production, then he cannot vote in any category in which there were nominations.

31. Finally, while MTV has not made public how VMA nominees are selected, their official voting rules indicate that the sponsor "reserves the right to choose winners at its sole discretion"

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The Grammy Awards, along with the Oscars and the Met Gala, are one of the main and most important events in the entertainment industry. In 2022, the 64th prize will be held in Los Angeles on January 31, and just the other day the nominees became known. So, what else do you need to know about the upcoming ceremony?

The awards will be presented on January 31

And it will traditionally take place at the Staples concert venue in Los Angeles. The Grammy will be televised by CBS, and the award can be viewed online at as well as on the YouTube channel of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

By the way, the presentation of the statuettes this year will be somewhat different. Reacting to the caustic remarks in their address, the Grammys abandoned the so-called nomination committees (which were criticized last year by The Weeknd, which was left without a single nomination).

Grammy Nominees 2022

Industry favorites such as Justin Bieber (eight nominations), Doja Cat (eight nominations), HER (eight nominations and a record 21 in four years), Billie Eilish (seven nominations), Olivia Rodrigo got the chance to win the most prestigious music award in 2022. (seven nominations), Lil Nas X (five nominations) and Taylor Swift (one nomination, but “Album of the Year”, in which Swift won three times already). Young Rodrigo will have to try to emulate Eilish's achievement, who two years ago became the first Grammy winner in 39 years in all four main categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. By the way, this year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences expanded the number of nominees from eight to ten in these categories.

However, the largest number of nominations - 11 - went to John Baptiste. His album “We Are” received accolades from critics, and the jazz musician also took part in writing tracks for the cartoon "Soul", which also did not go unnoticed. Recall that last year Beyonce became the leader in the number of Grammy nominations. She could take home nine figurines, but in the end she won four awards. Offended by The Weeknd this year, he nevertheless received three nominations at once. Halsey found herself in a similar situation when she criticized the Grammy last year and was nominated for Best Alternative Album this year. And also the first in its history nomination ("Record of the Year") was received by the ABBA group.

There are two new categories

The statuettes for Best Global Music Performance and Best Album for Musica Urbana (nominated for Latin American Artists) will be presented for the first time at the upcoming ceremony. Now there are 88 categories.

Jay-Z is the most award-nominated artist of all time

In 2022, Jay-Z received three nominations, which allowed him to get such an honorable status. Prior to that, he shared a record in 80 nominations with producer and composer Quincy Jones. True, in terms of the number of awards, Jay-Z lags behind Jones (he became a laureate 23 times, and Quincy - 27). By the way, the wife of rapper Beyonce also set a record last year - she owns the largest number of victories among all solo artists.

Next you can check below some interesting facts by Bemorepanda about the Grammy award.

1. The first Grammy was awarded on May 4, 1959. The song of the year was Volare by Domenico Modugno. At that time, the award was presented in only 22 nominations. Winners in 82 nominations will be announced at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

2. In 1998, a certain Michael Portnoy received his moment of fame at the Grammy. During Bob Dylan's speech, a man walked on stage with a naked torso, and on his chest was written: "Soy bomb." He was immediately tied up and taken backstage. Subsequently, the "saboteur" explained that by his appearance he wanted to convey to the public that art should be as nutritious as soybeans.

3. Despite the fact that the Grammy awards are mostly musical, some awards are also given for recordings of the spoken genre. So in 2003, the actor Robin Williams received this award for the best album in the comedy spoken genre. For such creativity, Robin has already earned as many as five "gramophones".

4. Another actor and multiple Grammy winner is Will Smith. Smith began his show business career performing rap songs with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. By the way, Smith and his comrades can be called the pioneers of the genre - it was they who, in 1989, were awarded the first Grammy award in history for reading rap. Subsequently, the actor received 3 more statuettes - in 1992, 1998 and 1999.

5. Surprisingly, the Grammy Awards are awarded not only to people, but also ... to dolls! Red Fuzzy Elmo from Muppet Show has won awards three times, including Elmopalooza - Best Album for Children in 1998.

6. There are also politicians among the winners of the Grammy Awards. This award was awarded to three American presidents at once - Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. But, of course, not for the songs, but for the beautiful speeches: in 2008 Obama won the Grammy for The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

7. Usually musicians await the Grammy with the same excitement as the actors - the Oscar. But not the Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, known for her rebellious disposition. On February 3, 1991, the singer, who was declared in four nominations, publicly refused the award. "All this bullshit is permeated through and through with falsehood and reflects destructive values," - said Sinead. As a result, she won a Grammy in the Best Alternative Music Performance category, but never came for the award.

8. One of the most touching moments in the history of the ceremony happened in 2010, when the organizers decided to present a posthumous prize to King of Pop Michael Jackson. His children, 12-year-old son Prince Michael and 11-year-old daughter Paris, came to receive the award for the musician. The teenagers made such a heartfelt speech that the audience could hardly restrain sobbing.

9. In the category "Most Amazing Duo of the Grammy Awards," first place can be unconditionally given to rapper Eminem and Elton John, who sang Stan during the awards ceremony in 2001. The unexpected collaboration of representatives of two such different genres was remembered for a long time by all spectators of that ceremony.

10. Now is the time to talk about the Grammy records. American singer Sherrill Crow is one of three performers to win two awards at once - Best New Artist and Record of the Year - in the same year. This achievement will be shared by Norah Jones and Christopher Cross.

11. Group U2 is the leader in the number of Grammys among musical groups. To date, they have 22 awards.

12. American blind soul singer Stevie Wonder has 28 phonographs in his musical collection, including a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. This is an absolute record.

13. Singer Leanne Rimes became the youngest Grammy winner in history. She was only 14 years old when she received this award for Best New Artist in 1996.

14. The group Led Zeppelin received belated recognition. The band won its first and only Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 - 25 years after the band's disbandment.

15. Russian musicians are nominated for a Grammy almost every year. Here is just one single genre - classical music. Conductors Yuri Bashmet and Mikhail Pletnev became the laureates of the prize from Russia. But the opera diva Anna Netrebko and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiev, although they were nominated, until they received a Grammy.

16. The record for the number of Grammy awards in its entire history belongs to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which already has 60 statuettes.

17. "Grammy" is the highest award for a musician, so usually the laureates are very happy about their victory, but not Sinead O'Connor (52). On February 3, 1991, the Irish singer, nominated in four nominations for Best Alternative Performance, turned down the award and never came for it.

18. American composer, arranger, record producer and trumpet player Quincy Jones has been nominated for a Grammy 79 times at 27 awards, more than anyone else. But he never became a laureate of the award.

19. In the piggy bank Stevie Wonder (68) 22 Grammy awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.

20. In 1998, a young man named Michael Portnoy ran onto the stage of the ceremony during a show by Bob Dylan (77) with a naked torso on which was written "Soy Bomb". As Michael later explained, he wanted to convey to everyone that art should be as nutritious as soy.

21. Did you know that the Grammys are awarded not only for musical works? In 2003, actor Robin Williams won the Best Comedy Talk Album award. By the way, at the moment he already has 5 "gramophones" in this nomination.

22. Conductor Georg Solti holds the record for the most Grammy awards with 31 awards. Among women - Alison Krauss (47), she has 28 figurines.

23. We will never forget how in 2001 Eminem (46) and Elton John (71) took to the stage of the ceremony together to perform a track by rapper Stan.

24. There are also politicians among the winners of the Grammy Awards. As many as three American presidents - Jimmy Carter (94), Bill Clinton (72) and Barack Obama (58) - have received the award. Of course, not for songs, but for beautiful speeches. In 2008, Obama received a Grammy for The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

25. Believe it or not, even dolls get Grammy awards. Red Fuzzy Elmo from Muppet Show won the award three times, including the 1998 Best Album for Children.

26. 2010 was one of the most moving moments in the history of the ceremony. Then the organizers decided to present the posthumous prize to the king of pop Michael Jackson. His children - son Prince Michael (21) and daughter Paris (20) - came to receive the award for the musician. They made such a heartfelt speech that the audience could hardly hold back tears.

27. The youngest winner of the award is singer Leanne Rimes (36), who won the award in 1997 at the age of 14 for Best New Artist. And the oldest winner in 1991 was the late George Burns. He received the award at the age of 91 in the category "Non-musical work" for his "Gracie: A Love Story" ("Gracie: a love story").

28. The album that won the most impressive collection of Grammy awards in 2000 is Supernatural by Carlos Santana (71). In total, he received nine awards - the most in one year.

29. American singer Sherrill Crowe (56) is one of three performers, along with Norah Jones (39) and Christopher Cross (67), who have won two awards at once (in the nominations "Best New Artist" and "Record of the Year") in the same year.

30. The group Led Zeppelin received belated recognition. The band won its first and only Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement only in 2005 - 25 years after the group split up.

31. The Grammy Awards have had their own "unlucky" ones. For example, singer Brian McKnight (49) - he has 16 nominations and not a single statuette. Not too lucky and the new Milli Vanilli. They won an award in the 1990s for Best New Artist. But it soon became known that the appearance of the musicians did not meet the expectations of the youth audience, and besides, they always performed “under the veneer”. Soon the duo was taken away from the previously received "Grammy" - the only case in the history of this musical award.

32. Initially, the Grammy was planned as a kind of analogue of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but at some point the recording bosses decided that no boulevard or even a highway would be enough for all worthy figures, and instead decided to award statuettes - by analogy with the already popular at that time "Oscar".

33.The National Academy of Arts awards not only statuettes, but also medals.

The Grammy awards are handled by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, founded in 1957 specifically to select candidates worthy of this high award and its presentation.

34. The first Grammy Awards (then called the Gramophone Awards) took place in 1959, but was not filmed for television. The second ceremony has already been shown on tape, and the first live broadcast of the ceremony took place in 1971. The ABC television company decided on this bold step on one condition - the producer of the program, Pierre Cosette, had to get one of three celebrities as the host: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Andy Williams (a famous pop artist). Cosette completed the task by inviting the last of them. At the same time, he did not even try to call Sinatra or Martin. “I figured Dean wouldn't do it, and neither would Sinatra,” the producer recalled.

35. In the first Grammy ceremony, 28 awards were presented. By 2011, their number had reached 109, but by the following year it had been drastically reduced to 78. At the 2017 ceremony, 83 Grammys will be handed out - not counting special awards.

36. Singer Bobby Darin received a Grammy in1959.

Before the coveted statuettes received the nickname "Grammy", they were fondly referred to as "Eddie" - in honor of the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison.

37. The Grammy figurines are handcrafted by a team led by sculptor John Billings, who was a student of the original creator Bob Graves. The famous "gramophones" are made from an alloy of zinc and aluminum (which Billings calls "gramium" for solidity), turned, polished, electroplated with a layer of 24-carat gold and placed on a metal base. The production of one figurine takes 15 to 20 hours. Billings also created 48 “dummy” Grammys to be reused in ceremonies: in fact, the winners receive their personalized awards by home delivery!

38.One of the most famous scandals in Grammy history happened in 1989, when Jethro Tull won the Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Performance award for their flute-heavy album Crest Of a Knave, ahead of their clear favorites - Metallica with their album “... And Justice For All”. For the sake of fairness, it should be said that the aforementioned Jethro Tull album lacks not only Ian Anderson's flute (who did not even bother to appear at the awards ceremony), but also quite heavy guitar cuts of Martin Barr, who just then entered his "heavy metal" phase ... All this, however, did not really impress the audience, and at the moment the winner was announced, a noticeable humming and whistling was heard from the audience. Their label Chrysalis stood up for Jethro Tull with a congratulatory press release stating that "the flute is a heavy, metal instrument." Metallica has achieved its goal with the release of its famous "Black Album". And although after the 1989 scandal the nomination was divided for "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance", Lars Ulrich could not resist joking: "We have to thank Jethro Tull for not releasing an album this year."

39. The youngest Grammy winner is country star LeAnn Rimes, who won the statuette at the tender age of 14. The most mature was the blues pianist Pinetop Perkins: in 2011, when he received a Grammy, he was 97 years old.

40. Barack Obama. Yes, indeed, the now former President of the United States has also been honored with the popular award. True, he did not sing or play anything - he just voiced his own memoirs “Dreams From My Father”. It is also worth noting that at that time, in 2009, he was not yet the president of all America, but just a senator.

41. Bill Clinton. Another president in our selection, Clinton received the coveted statuette in 2005, when he was already an ex-president. It was then that Bill took a direct part in the recording of an interesting project - the recording of the musical fairy tale “Wolf Tracks”, “the sequel

42. Mikhail Gorbachev. Yes, the first and last president of the USSR also owns a Grammy! Together with his American colleague, he took part in the recording of the same project "Peter and the Wolf" Mikhail Sergeevich read the inserts "Entry", "Intermezzo" and "Epilogue" - in Russian. His reading was accompanied by a translation into English.

43.Orson Welles. The iconic actor / director / screenwriter / genius won not one, but three Grammy Awards in the Conversational Album category. And one of them - for the soundtrack to his first and most famous film, Citizen Kane. What can you say here? Talented people are talented in everything.

44. Elmo. Yes, the red hairy creature, so beloved by many fans of the Muppet Show, has received a Grammy not once, but three times! In each case, Elmo shared an honorary award with famous performers (Linda Ronstad, Pete Seeger and They Might Be Giants), but we know whose talent in each case belongs the main merit!

45. Margaret Hillis with their Grammy Awards in 1986.

There are many nominations in the arsenal of the prestigious award, including highly specialized ones, and therefore the list of winners who have collected the largest number of Grammys should perhaps not surprise us so much. Yes, maybe it shouldn't.

46. The Grammy's relationship with rock music (especially British) has always been difficult, as the following examples illustrate.

47. The Beatles. Against the background of the merits of the above performers (including Kanye West), the achievements of the Liverpool Four look very modest - only some 8 awards, the first of which was presented in 1965. Even Foo Fighters have more!

48. The Rolling Stones. The Beatles' eternal rivals were ignored by the Academy for a long time, and were able to pull out their first statuette only in 1986, having received the "pardonable" award for Lifetime Achievement. True, in the 90s they still managed to win several "real" statuettes.

49. Pink Floyd. The rock titans of the 70s received their first and only "gramophone" only in 1995 - for the instrumental "Marooned". Perhaps the most famous album in history, "Dark Side Of The Moon" was awarded a generous nomination for "Best Sound Engineer", but academics felt that the sound of the album still fell short and gave the "Grammy" to other hands.

50. Led Zeppelin. In 1970, the founders of hard rock were nominated for Best New Artist, but to no avail. Since the late 90s, the Academy has consoled itself by introducing the classic albums and compositions of the group, which during its lifetime did not receive its attention, into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The LZ received their first and last "real" Grammy in 2014 for their live reunion album "Celebration Day".

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The most important gala in the music industry, the Grammy Awards, has announced its nominations for 2022. American jazz musician Jon Batiste will compete for no less than 11 trophies.

Jon Batiste will fight in categories such as "Recording of the Year" or "Best R&B Album". Justin Bieber hopes to win the Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" with the song "Peaches".

For the first time, the legendary Swedish band ABBA was also nominated, which recently reunited and released a new album. The northern quartet's song, "I Still Have Faith In You," will be in the "Recording of the Year" category.

At the same time, rapper Jay-Z has officially become the most successful artist in the history of the Grammy Awards, with 83 active nominations.

The winners will be announced on January 31, 2022, at a gala in Los Angeles.

Often, a well-prepared speech becomes a test for the audience, and spontaneously spoken phrases enter the story. Bemorepanda has collected the deep thoughts and funny sayings of the stars from the Grammy Awards, which remains in history.

1. “I want to thank the man I fell in love with last year and to whom I dedicated this song. Thank you for breaking my heart. Thanks to you, I got four Grammys. "

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith (22) attends the Record of the Year Awards.

2. "It seems like I have a lot of friends this year in misfortune, but I want to say as a former failed best new artist of 2008, it's not scary to lose, just dance like the song Shake It Off says."

Singer Taylor Swift (25) presenting the Best Performer winner.

3. “Albums - do you still remember them? They are as important today as books and the movement against racism. "

Singer and composer Prince (56) presenting Album of the Year.

4. “A dream has no statute of limitations. Keep believing in yourself. "

EL Cool Jay (47), the host of the awards ceremony.

5. “I liked meeting Lady Gaga. She thought I was a waiter. "

Ed Sheeran (23) on his Twitter.

6. "This is how I take pictures: when I don't smile, it makes me laugh."

Kanye West (37) on why he never smiles in the photo.

7. "I like Katie, she has great breasts."

Nicki Minaj (32) to Katy Perry (30).

8. "Sitting under the stage during an AC / DC show is incredible, but at the same time you are terribly scared."

Anna Kendrick (29) on her backstage experiences.

9. “I have a different outfit for the show. There are nails in these boots. I can't perform on my nails!"

Madonna (56) on the red carpet talks about a suit made by the creative director of Givenchy House Ricardo Tisca (40).

10. "I haven't read the book ... But I'm very glad that my song was chosen as the soundtrack."

Annie Lennox (60) on Fifty Shades of Gray. 

Winning a Grammy is the ticket of any artist to the reputable list that contains the names of some of the most respected artists and composers of all time, such as The Beatles, Frank Sinatra or Elton John. However, the decision to award a Grammy Award for Best Song of the Year is slightly more complicated.

There are three major Grammy Awards trophies. "Best Record of the Year" awards, on the one hand, the composers who wrote and composed the song, and "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" award the performer and production team.

For 60 years, the "Best Recording of the Year" category has rewarded songs that have become part of music history, but also included difficult decisions. Here are 14 moments worth mentioning in the history of the awards.

In 1959, when the category was launched, the prize was awarded to Domenico Modugno for the song "Volare". His song had already been a new entry to the Eurovision Song Contest a year ago and had been on the Billboard charts for five weeks. These things brought fame to the artist. Modugno later became involved in politics, and things got so big that he was barred from entering Chile to perform.

Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is recognized as one of the classic songs of the '60s. In 1967, the song was nominated for "Best Record of the Year", but the song was dethroned by another, also Webb's, "Up, up and away". So, the song that gave the name of the debut album made Grammy history as one of the most romantic songs of longing.

The song "Little green apples", composed by Bobby Russel, is a true masterpiece; that kind of country song that makes you feel like you're getting into the scenery. Initially, the song was recorded by the well-known Roger Miller, but then artists such as Patti Page and OC Smith did the cover in 1968, and Smith's version won him the Grammy for "Best Recording of the Year". Some thought that another song could have won, but it is certain that "Hey Jude" by The Beatles missed.

11. "I didn't even know that people who couldn't sing a note and were tone-deaf were eligible for any Grammys.~ Hillary Clinton

12. “By the way, I got a Grammy, which was a big thrill.” ~ Marian McPartland

13. “I’ve got a Grammy and Emmy, I’d like to have a Tony.” ~ Cyndi Lauper

14. “I’ve always said I can’t tell sometimes that people even have an album out until I see them nominated for a Grammy. I think country gets dumped on across the board by the Grammys.” ~ Toby Keith

15. “It could be Grammy night, Oscar night, whatever – I don’t feel the pressure to be there.” ~ Idris Elba

16. “She could have a Grammy. I'd still treat her ass like a nominee.” ~ Drake

17. “When Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed.” ~ Bill O’Reilly

Although Lennon and McCartney represent the most successful partnership of composers in the history of pop music, the band won only once, with the song "Michelle", from the album "Rubber soul", the trophy "Best recording of the year". The decision was all the more interesting as the song was not released as a single and did not reach the American charts. However, it was the most broadcast song on the radio in the United States.

Until the mid-1970s, Grammy jurors kept pop music at bay, celebrating more Simon & Garfunkel or Barbra Streisand music. It wasn't until 1975 that the pop style received some attention with the Bee Gees. "Jive talkin" or "Get down tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band or with the song "Fame" by David Bowie. The award went to Judy Collins' "Send in the Clowns."

No matter what James Bond movies say, the truth is that they gave birth to a considerable number of great pop songs, including "Live & let die" (Wings) or "We have all the time in the world" (Louis Armstrong). ). Only one, however, received a nomination for "Best Record of the Year". Carly Simon's song "Nobody does it better" was the theme of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977). However, he lost to two other film compositions, "Evergreen" and "You light up my life", both of which were themes for "A star is born". Accidentally, it was the only time two songs shared the same prize.

Jimmy Webb was not the only multi-Grammy nominee. Michael McDonald was in the same situation, but with two different composers. The nominations were for the songs "Minute by minute", for which he collaborated with the studio Doobie Lester Abrams, and "What a fool believes", written with Kenny Loggins, with which he won the award.

Few artists in the 1980s, with the exception of Madonna and Prince, could be compared to Michael Jackson, but despite dominating all the charts, his songs or those of his composers were not very successful at the '80s Grammy Awards. to the two important categories. The exception was "We are the world", sung with Lionel Richie, who won "Best Record of the Year". In 1983, Jackson won the "Beat it" award for "Song of the Year," and the "Album of the Year" trophy went to him for "Thriller."

18. “I liked getting the Grammy more than not getting it.” ~ Jakob Dylan

19. “One of the high points of my career was winning the Grammy for ‘I Will Survive.'” ~ Gloria Gaynor

20. “A Grammy is really nice, but having lots of fans is really nice, too. I think just getting a record out is a success on its own.” ~ Dan Auerbach

21. “Every year there’s an Oscar and Grammy and we celebrate those shows. We do the same in the U.S about sports schools and colleges. The same thing doesn’t happen for tech and STEM.” ~

22. “A brilliant 1989 album, Oh Mercy; some career retrospectives; and two albums of American folk songs, with just Bob Dylan and his guitar and harmonica. All that culminated in the Grammy-winning comeback album, Time Out of Mind (1997). Once again, just as Dylan seemed to be out of it, he was back at the top of his game.” ~ Bob Dylan

23. “I never set out now to get a Grammy, or get an American Music Award, but it still is nice to be recognized.” ~ Ginuwine

Of all the 1989 songs that could come to mind, such as "Like a Prayer" (Madonna), "Turn Back Time" (Cher) or "Back to Life" (Soul II Soul), the jurors chose Wind Beneath My Wings. ", Bette Middler's play. This award was followed, one year later, by another, for the song "From a distance". Interesting decisions, some would say, as if Madonna didn't even exist.

Music and film go hand in hand, and the Grammys and Oscars have always been on the same stage. In 1994, the soundtrack "The Lion King" gave Elton John and Tim Rice some applause for "Circle of life" and "Can you feel the love", but the victory went to Bruce Springsteen for the song "Streets". of Philadelphia ”from the Oscar-winning film“ Philadelphia ”.

The reputation of the Grammy Awards is that they appreciate commercial success. And yet, the reality is that some of the world's greatest artists have never been awarded. The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie and Queen were never nominated, and Prince was nominated only once, and then it was for his own version of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares to You."

Although nominated for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" in 1987, the award went to the Linda Ronstadt / James Ingram duo and the song "Somewhere Out There", in 2000 U2 got its revenge. The song "Beautiful Day" won the boys the award, and five years later they were rewarded for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own."

Composing a song requires involvement, inspiration, and mutual help. Bruno Mars's "That's What I Like" involved seven composers, including the artist, but this directly brought him the award in 2017.

When this category was invented, there were only five songs in competition. Today, maybe because we have broadened our horizons and we prefer the song and not the album, at the 2020 edition in the competition there are eight songs between which the battle for the prize is going on.

24. “Honestly I can truly say, it would be nice, but I don’t feel like I got to get a Grammy or something to feel official. I’m cool but it would be nice to win the Grammy Awards!” ~ Ginuwine , Grammy quotes awards

25. “Going to the Grammys, being nominated for a Grammy, that was a really big deal for me, for us as a band.” ~ John Petrucci

26. “I was never like, “Oh man, I want a Grammy and I’ll do whatever it takes”. Someone like that might not do what it takes to have a decent touring career, because they’re in the studio trying to master whatever they’re doing to win a Grammy.” ~ Vince Staples

27. “I would like to get nominated for a Grammy, but I don’t set out to do that anymore, ’cause I never felt like I got my just due in the business, period anyway.” ~ Ginuwine

28. “I feel like success is really subjective. You could win a school talent show and be like “I was successful”, or you could get a Number One in New Zealand and be like “I was successful’, or you could win a Grammy and be like “I was successful”.” ~ Thomston

29. “At some point in my life I would like to win a Grammy. I think that would be a good thing to do.” ~ Troye Sivan

30. “Pop music, across its countless iterations, is a vast, amazing, thrilling art form. All life is in it. It stands for itself. The same is true of literature, but nobody feels compelled to toss Philip Roth a grammy just to prove it.” ~ David Bennun

31. “While silly ni**as argue over who gon’ snatch the crown / Look around my ni**a, white people have snatched the sound / This year I’ll probably go to the awards dappered down / Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile.” ~ J. Cole

32. “I went to Clive Davis’ Grammy party, and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there!” ~ Leona Lewis

33. “This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win … It will take a village and an army, [some] countries and continents to make bullying a hate crime.” ~ Lady Gaga

34. “I never threw away that paper with my Grammy speech because I haven’t hit the pinnacles I plan to reach.” ~ Drake

35. “I think the Grammy is like the award, you know.” ~ Brandy Norwood

36. “I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy.” ~ Nicki Minaj

37. “My first Grammy wasn’t even in a jazz category, but of course I was really excited. ‘Rockit’ was the beginning of a new era for the whole hip-hop movement.” ~ Herbie Hancock

38. “I hold ‘Mi Tierra,’ my first Spanish-language album, very close to me because that was all done in my native tongue and won me my first Grammy.” ~ Gloria Estefan

39. “I’ve won several Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy so maybe somebody will let me have an Oscar, and then I’ll have a full set.” ~ Dick Van Dyke

40. “I never had any expectations of winning a Grammy. It wasn’t something I was set on, that I was hoping and praying and starving for.” ~ Beck

41. “I’m not a comedian. I’m not a show host. I’m a musician. That’s why I’ve turned down offers to host the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards. Is it really entertaining for me to get up there and crack a few weak jokes and force people to laugh because I’m Michael Jackson, when I know in my heart that I’m not funny?” ~ Michael Jackson

42. “When I was 4 or 5 and I could put complete thoughts together and really feel them, I remember watching the Grammy’s or something like that and getting real emotional because I wanted to be up there.” ~ Joanna Noelle Levesque

43. “And you know there’s nothing like writing a song about someone who’s mean to you, and just makes your life miserable…and then winning a Grammy for it.” ~ Taylor Swift

“I believe that I’m going to have a Grammy.” ~ Ashthon Jones

44. “In my opinion, one of the biggest drawbacks about Sergio Leone films are the scores composed by Ennio Morricone. If [Leone] were as talented as I am, he would have made mixtapes for his movies instead of letting some schmuck write the soundtracks for him. But then if he were as talented as I am, he’d be Zach Braff. And have his own Grammy.” ~ Zach Braff

45. “Grammy asshole weekend in LA. Yuck … The Grammys = the old guard / old media propping up their puppets trying to convince the outside world, and each other, they’re relevant.” ~ Trent Reznor

46. “I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***** deli without hearing or seeing me.'” ~ Lady Gaga

47. “To date, [Wynton] Marsalis has received a total of nine Grammy Awards; a Pulitzer Prize (the first ever awarded to a jazz musician)… and twenty-nine honorary degrees, including Columbia, Brown, Princeton and Yale; the National Medal of Arts; and numerous awards from other countries.” ~ Randy Sandke

48. “The biggest reward from that record was the enthusiasm everyone had to sing on it. The Grammy nominations and the chart positions are great, but ultimately the way you interact with other musicians is the most important thing to me.” ~ Chris Botti

49. “My brain is very fantastical. If I ever actually recorded myself, I could probably win a Grammy for sex talk. Being on the road while in relationships, you need to learn to pleasure one another.” ~ Dane Cook

50.“I want to win a Grammy. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. I want to be a musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ And I want to play arenas and have tons of people watching me.” ~ Cheyenne Kimball

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