Grammy Award

The Grammy Awards ( Grammy short ) are music awards, awarded by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles annually in currently a total of 78 categories to artists such as singers, composers, musicians and production manager and sound equipment since 1959. On January 26, 2014, the 56th Grammy Awards was celebrated. The 55th Grammy Awards took place on 10 February 2013.

The Grammy is considered the highest international award for artists and recording team. The price is of importance comparable to the Oscar in the film industry. The corresponding trophy is a gramophone sculpture in some shiny gold design.

For an award in each question publications come from the October of the year before last to September of the previous year. So was an album released in October 2002, for example, could not the Grammy in 2003, but only received 2004. In each category will be selected by a jury five candidates nominated, can be tied vote, more or less result in candidates. In January, the nomination lists are published. The final winners will be announced in early February only at the official awards ceremony.

The end of the show

In 2013 there were Grammys in 81 categories. 70 winners have already been announced in the afternoon in quick succession in a so-called Pre- Telecast Ceremony in Los Angeles. This was broadcast live on the Internet alone. Here are usually not all nominees present, so that representatives of the Recording Academy representative to answer some of the prices.

The elaborate three -hour show in the evening is limited to the main categories. They feature some of the nominated artists as well as superstars of the pop industry that are not among the nominees still among the winners. The Grammys of each category will be announced each of different celebrity couples and hands.

More Awards

In addition to these main prizes for recordings and works in a given year there are also several general personal prices, the most famous is the Lifetime Achievement Award, the award for lifetime achievement. In addition, there are also the Trustees Award, the Technical Grammy Award, Grammy Legend Award and the MusiCares Person of the Year Award.

1973 also the Grammy Hall of Fame was established. Since then, songs and albums there are accepted who are at least 25 years old and have a particular qualitative or historical significance.

Since 2000 there is also a similar award specifically for the field of Latin music, the Latin Grammy.

Record of the Year | Album of the Year | Song of the Year | Best New Artist

Best Pop Solo Performance | Best Pop Duo / Group Performance | Best Pop Vocal Album | Best Pop Instrumental Album

Best Dance Recording | Best Dance / Electronica Album

Best Rock Performance | Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance | Best Rock Song | Best Rock Album | Best Hard Rock Performance | Best Metal Performance | Best solo rock vocal performance | Best Female Rock Vocal Performance | Best Male Rock Vocal Performance | Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal | Best Hard rock / Metal Performance Vocal or instrumental | Best Rock instrumental Performance

Best Alternative Music Album | Best Urban / Alternative Performance

Best R & B Performance | Best Traditional R & B Performance | Best R & B Song | Best R & B Album | Best Urban Contemporary Album | Best Contemporary R & B Album

Best Rap Performance | Best Rap / Sung Collaboration | Best Rap Song | Best Rap Album

Best Country Solo Performance | Best Country Duo / Group Performance | Best Country Song | Best Country Album

Best Improvised Jazz Solo | Best Jazz Vocal Album | Best Jazz Instrumental Album | Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album | Best Latin Jazz Album | Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group | Best Contemporary Jazz Album | Best Jazz Fusion Performance

Best Gospel / Contemporary Christian Music Performance | Best Gospel Song | Best Contemporary Christian Music Song | Best Gospel Album | Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Best Latin Pop Album | Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album | Best Regional Mexican Album ( Including Tejano ) | Best Tropical Latin Album

Best Americana Album | Best Bluegrass Album | Best Blues Album | Best Folk Album | Best Regional Roots Music Album | Best American Roots Song

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media | Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media | Best Song Written for Visual Media

Best Instrumental Composition | Best Instrumental Arrangement | Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist ( s )

Best Historical Album | Best Recording Package | Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package | Best Album Notes

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical | Best Engineered Album, Classical | Best Remixed Recording | Best Surround Sound Album | Producer of the Year, Non-Classical | Producer of the Year, Classical

Best Orchestral Performance | Best Opera Recording | Best Choral Performance | Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance | Best Classical Instrumental Solo | Best Classical Vocal Solo | Best Classical Compendium | Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Best Music Video | Best Music Movie

Traditional Pop: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album | New Age: Best New Age Album | Reggae: Best Reggae Album | World Music: Best World Music Album | Spoken Word: Best Spoken Word Album ( Including Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling ) | Children's: Best Children 's album | Comedy: Best Comedy album | Musical Theatre: Best Musical Theatre album

Lifetime Achievement Award | Trustees Award | Grammy Legend Award | Grammy Hall of Fame Award | MusiCares Person of the Year


The most Grammys of a single artist received the classical conductor Sir Georg Solti with 31 to himself, including a Lifetime Achievement Award as well as six other for a sound engineer and one for a soloist in his photographs. Since more than 20 of these were awarded Grammys for his recordings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this is the musical group with the most Grammys, currently (as of 2010 inclusive ) 60 Country musician Alison Krauss with 27 awards, the most successful performer; the band with the most Grammys U2; they received the trophy 22 times.

Michael Jackson holds eight Grammygewinnen at twelve nominations at the 1984 Grammy Awards for both the record for the most awards and the most nominations for a single event. Eric Clapton received six Grammy Awards in 1993 for his album Unplugged, the ballad Tears In Heaven and for the acoustic version of his mega-hits Layla. Carlos Santana won eight Grammys in 2000, also ten nominations. The American rock band Toto brought it in 1983 to six Grammys and was just as successful as Beyonce Knowles in 2010, which was nominated for this year ten times. This top ranking it shares with Lauryn Hill, who managed the 1999. Adele has been nominated six times in 2012, winning all nominations.

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