The Grammy Award (initially known as the Gramophone Awards) is an awards ceremony of the “National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences” (NARAS) of the United States, which annually presents industry professionals musical with the Grammy Award, in recognition of the excellence of the work and achievements in the art of music production and, providing support to the community of the music industry. Considered one of the biggest awards, compared to the Oscar of the music prize. In 1971, Pierre Cossette bought the television rights to broadcast the ceremony and organized the first live broadcast.
The Academy of Recording Arts is the only association to honor both the scope of artistic achievement, technical proficiency and excellence in the music industry, not considering album sales and success charts.
The first ceremony of the Grammy Awards was held on May 4, 1959, to honor and respect the musical achievements of artists in the previous year. After the 2011 ceremony, the Academy reviewed many categories of awards.
The 61st Grammy Awards, honoring the achievements of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, will be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The name of the prize comes from the Grammy trophy that the winners receive; a small statuette representing a gramophone. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists.
The creation of the Grammy Award goes back to the year 1957, when seven entrepreneurs of the music industry were invited to nominate names to compose the Walk of Fame, in the district of Hollywood (Los Angeles), where they decided a way of rewarding talents and contribution in the musical branch , without considering the sales performance or position in the charts, as did the institutions of the cinema.
The Academy of Recording Arts created the ceremony as an industry strategy to address the popularity of Rock & Roll, which threatened the quality standard of the music business. Thus honoring the “good music”, disregarding the rebellious, modern and urban, such as Rhythm and blues and rap.
On May 4, 1959, the Gramophone Awards opened at an intimate, formal, simultaneous feast in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and New York to celebrate the previous year’s releases.