Grammy Music Awards

Grammy Music Awards

The Grammy Awards are held every year to award the singers for their outstanding achievements in the past year. Grammy is the short form of Gramophone and the awards got this name because the awards were shaped as a gramophone. The awards are held in the USA with Los Angeles hosting the event more than other cities.

The Grammy (Gramophone) Award started in 1958 is one of the most prestigious and glamorous music awards of the world. Known as the Oscars of Music, the Grammy Awards honor the talented artistes from all genres of music, country, rock, jazz, rap etc.  The awards were first televised in 1971 and since then the number of audience has been growing with a record number of audience this year (2011).A panel of 150 judges; all experts in the music industry choose the winners in different categories with The Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year being some of the major categories.

The Grammy is a star studded extravaganza featuring the big names of the music industry. The show itself is fueled by outstanding performances from international stars. In 2011, the 53rd Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles and were watched by approximately 26 million people.  This year the country rockers Lady Antebellum won the Song of the Year award for “Need You Know”, while the 26 year old jazzist bagged the Best New Singer award. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire was judged the Album of the Year, Record of the Year Lady Antebellum “Need You Know” also bagged the Record of the Year award while Eminem walked away with the best rapper award and Lady Gaga won the Best Pop Album Vocal.  The stage sizzled with performances by Muse, Eminem, Cee Lo, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Mike Jagger and others.