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All you need to know about the Grammys

Discussion in 'Music/Radio' started by Achem Deborah, Jul 8, 2022.

  1. Achem Deborah

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    When it comes to musical awards, the Grammys tops the list. Every year, several notable singers are nominated in different categories by the Recording Academy. These include awards for best record, song of the year, albums, and best new artists in various sectors. The Grammy awards bring together these artists of different backgrounds and genres, and the most voted artists are awarded.




    Who has the most Grammys in the female category?
    Beyoncé
    The American singer and songwriter is the only female with the most Grammys right now. She currently holds 28 Grammy awards which is the highest in the female category. This is due to her numerous contributions to the music industry, her billboard-breaking songs, amazing collaborations, and so on. She deserves all that she has gotten and more.

    Are Grammy awards important?
    Well, sort of. Everyone wants to feel appreciated for their achievement in their career. For musical artists, getting a Grammy award may go a long way in cementing their successes in the music industry, thereby paving a road to more success in this particular sector. Grammy awards are important, although they do not ultimately define a person’s achievement in their musical career. Some notable artists have never won a Grammy but are still breaking ground in the music industry.


    Who has the most Grammys in the male category?
    Sir Georg Solti.
    The British- Hungarian orchestra conductor is the only male with the highest number of Grammy awards. He currently holds 31 Grammy awards and is closely followed by Quincy Jones, producer, and songwriter with 28 Grammys. Georg Solti’s contribution to music can not be overemphasized. He has succeeded in bringing opera to the modern world with his various musical appearances as an operatic conductor.


    How are Grammy nominees picked?
    The voting members of the recording academy determine Grammy nominees. These are based on set rules by the recording academy. In determining the winner of a particular category, members of the recording academy are required to go pick five nominees while going through several stages of voting. The nominee with the highest vote is ultimately picked as the winner of that category.

    Who is the youngest Grammy winner?
    LeAnn Rimes.
    The American singer, writer, and actress won a Grammy at the age of 14 due to her immense contributions to the music space at the time. This ultimately makes her the youngest Grammy award winner.

    How much do you get for winning a Grammy?
    You do not get a cash prize for winning the Grammy. However, the gold-plated statue of a gramophone is enough consolation for the prize winners. These awards are specially made in Colorado, by Billings Artworks in Ridgway.


    What happens when you are nominated for a Grammy?
    When an artist is nominated for a Grammy, it does not essentially mean that he/she will eventually win. This is a result of the several balloting processes required before a winner is eventually selected. The only thing you can do when nominated for a Grammy is hope to win. The final nominees are decided by the recording academy.

    Can you sell a Grammy award?
    It is highly prohibited to sell your Grammy award. This is part of the rules and regulations of the recording academy. The award is clearly for the personal acknowledgment of the artiste or groups of artists involved. If an artiste decides to sell a Grammy award, he/she is going against the rules of the recording academy and might eventually be penalized for this.

    Can you buy a Grammy award?
    As it is prohibited to sell, it is also prohibited to buy a Grammy award. Knowing the rules of the academy, both the buyer and seller can be faced with several cases for attempting to sell or buy a Grammy award statue.

    How can I get a Grammy award?
    The main purpose of a Grammy award was to encourage singers to do more in their different genres. This means that only singers, producers, or anyone in the Musical category is eligible for a Grammy award. So, to be nominated you have to be in this category first.

    To be eligible for the award, you also have to be proactive. This means that your song should have been released within a particular timeframe which can be eligible for consideration by members of the voting committee. If you are a new artiste, you have a good chance at this especially if your songs have been produced within this timeframe and are available to the audience.

    However, to win, you have to be amongst the members of the recording academy who are vested with the honor of voting the winners in each Grammy category. However, to be a member of the recording academy and still vote for yourself would be a great disservice to all that the Grammy award stands for. Members of the recording academy are disqualified from voting for themselves. Also, the members of the voting committee are kept private from the public.


    Who has won the most Grammys in one night?
    Michael Jackson. As a solo artist, Michael Jackson holds the record for the most Grammys won in one night with eight (8) Grammys. He is closely followed by Bruno Mars with seven Grammys in one night.

    Who was the first-ever Grammy award?
    Domenico Modugno.
    The late Italian singer and actor rose to popularity with his international hit song titled “Nel blu dipinto di blu”. He received awards for Grammys song of the year and record of the year respectively. As for “album of the year”, Harry Mancini took the honors that night. These were the very first partakers and winners of the first-ever Grammy award which took place on the 4th of May, 1959.

    Is the Grammy award related to the Oscar award?
    No. While the Grammy awards is an solely for musical artists, producers, and everyone in the musical category, the Oscar awards are set apart for movies. Several awards relate to various sectors of the music industry such as the BET (black entertainment television) awards, the Tony awards, etc. although, there are all diverse in their categories. For instance, the bet awards focus mainly on black entertainment, this includes all-black musical artists who have earned a place in their musical career at the top spots. On the other hand, the Tony awards focus mainly on the broadway audience. The winners in this category are mostly found carving a niche in the world of broadway music, theatrical performances, and so on.

    What are the four main categories of the Grammy awards?
    There are lots of categories that are included in the Grammy award nominations. However, these four aspects are rooted in the top spots.

    Album of the year
    This sector is mainly for the producers, artists, songwriters, and everyone involved in the production of the nominated album. In other words, everyone in this category can boast of a Grammy award if eventually, their album tops the list of nominees.

    Song of the year
    This award is mainly given to a solo artiste who has succeeded in breaking musical charts and grounds with a particular song. I

    Record of the year
    This award is presented to the production team involved in the process of a particular production. This essentially gives room for all members of the production team to be winners of this award.


    Best new artist
    This is mainly awarded to a solo artiste. Unlike the song of the year award, the best new artiste is not directly awarded for a particular song choice. He or she is given the award based on a full recognition of their overall performance in that year.




    What happens when an artiste is not nominated for a category?
    Nothing happens. Over the past years, several artists have taken to social media to address the displeasure felt with the Grammy awards. Most times, even when there is a clear indication of an album, artist, or song that is likely to win the Grammy award, it may not eventually happen. This has led to many rumors that the recording members are biased and the voting members of the committee have favorites that they place above other artists.

    Nonetheless, winning a Grammy award does not determine the success or failure of an artiste. Many musical artists have continued to thrive in the face of zero Grammy awards nominations or wins. As an artist, you can only do your part and move on regardless of whether or not certain people appreciate your achievement in your career. Although, this might hurt as a little acknowledgment of individual action can help in boosting an artiste’s confidence, it should not deter them from doing their best in the musical scene.

    Grammy awards are a way to appreciate artists for their work in the music industry. This has long been the norm over the years and in many ways, this has brought about diversification in the music industry. They are usually organized by the National recording arts sciences and they take place yearly.
     

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