The Grammy Awards is an honour bestowed by the Recording Academy to recognise outstanding achievements in the music industry. The Grammy Awards are the first of the Big Three networks' top music awards. The Grammy Honors is one of the four prominent annual American entertainment awards, alongside the Academy Honors (for film achievements) and the Emmy Awards.
Grammy Awards - Overview
Elected members of the Recording Academy vote on the Grammy Awards, which are classed and qualified according to the Board of Trustees rules and regulations. The Recording Academy's voting membership is solely composed of musicians, including performers, engineers, producers, and composers. Voting members are automatically qualified to vote online during each balloting period.
On April 4, 2022, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards was hosted in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (the first time a Grammy Awards event was held). It honoured the most outstanding records, songs, and artists from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021, the eligibility year.
History of Grammy Awards
In the 1950s, the Grammy Awards were established as part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame effort. On May 4, 1959, the inaugural Grammy Awards ceremony was held to honour and acknowledge the musical achievements of singers in the year 1958. A golden gramophone is depicted on the trophy.
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Over time, the number of awards given outgrew, reached over 100, and ranged as categories were introduced and discontinued. The second Grammy Awards, held in 1959, were the first to be televised; however, the ceremony was not shown live until the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971.
Winners List of the 64th Grammy Awards
Album Of The Year
‘We Are’ by Jon Batiste
Record Of The Year
‘Leave the door open’ by Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak
Best New Artist
Best Rap Album
“Call Me If You Get Lost,” Tyler, the Creator
Best R&B Album Winner
“Heaux Tales,” Jazmine Sullivan.
Best Rap Song
“Jail,” Kanye West featuring Jay-Z
Best Country Album
“Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton
Song Of The Year
“Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic (Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II and Bruno Mars)
Best Rock Album
“Medicine at Midnight,” Foo Fighters
Best Rock Song
“Waiting On a War,” Foo Fighters
Best Dance/Electronic Album
“Subconsciously,” Black Coffee
Producer of the Year, non-classical:
Best Music Video
“Freedom,” Jon Batiste
Best Country Song
“Cold,” Chris Stapleton
Best Folk Album
“They’re Calling Me Home,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Best Comedy Album
“Sincerely Louis CK,” Louis C.K.
Best rap performance:
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
Best rock performance:
“Making a Fire,” Foo Fighters
Best music film:
“Summer of Soul”
Best musical theatre album:
“The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical”
Best global music:
“Mohabbat,” Arooj Aftab
Best global music album:
“Mother Nature,” Angélique Kidjo
Best historical album: “Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1:
The Early Years (1963-1967)
Best Pop Duo / Group Performance:
Doja Cat and SZA for “Kiss Me More”
Best American roots performance:
“Cry,” Jon Batiste
FAQs on Grammy Awards
Q.1. How many awards were presented at the first Grammy Awards?
In 1959, the first Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles, and 28 awards were given out.
Q.2. Where were the 64th Annual Grammy Awards held?
The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted the 64th Grammy Awards.
Q.3. Which Company makes trophies for Grammy Awards?
The gold-plated trophies depicting a golden gramophone are handcrafted by Billings Artworks of Ridgway, Colorado.
Q.4. Who Hosted the 64th Grammy Awards in Las Vegas?
Trevor Noah hosted the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, presented in the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the first time.
Q.5. Who performed at the Grammy Awards 2022?
At the 64th Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, K-pop band BTS, and country musician Chris Stapleton performed on "Music Biggest night."