The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammys are the first and biggest award of the Big Three networks’ major music awards held annually. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor and respect the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.
About Grammy Award in brief
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Grammys are the first and biggest award of the Big Three networks’ major music awards held annually. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor and respect the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. The gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado. In 1990, the original Grammy design was revamped, changing the traditional soft lead for a stronger alloy less prone to damage, making the trophy bigger and grander. By February 2009, a total of 7,578 Grammy trophies had been awarded. Of the three artists who won all four awards, two of them won allFour at once: Christopher Cross in 1981, and Billie Eilish in 2020 making her the youngest artist to do so at the age of 18. Adele won the Best New Artist award in 2009 and the other three in 2012 and 2017. Other awards are given for performance and production in specific genres, as well as for other contributions such as artwork and video. The number of awards given grew and fluctuated over the years with categories added and removed, at one time reaching over 100. Because of the large number of award categories, only the ones with the most popular interest – typically about 10 to 12 – are presented directly at the televised award ceremony. The many other Grammy trophies are presented in a pre-telecast \”Premiere Ceremony\” earlier in the afternoon before the Grammy Awards telecast.
The most eliminations in 2011 occurred in the Best R&B Album category due to a waning number of entries. In 2012, The Recording Academy announced a drastic overhaul of many Grammy Award categories for 2012. They now feature in one general, general, Best R & B Album category, and two general, best rap duo or group categories for best rap soloist or group. In the rock field, the separate categories for hard metal and hard metal combined albums were combined and the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category was eliminated. The Best Rock Album category for hard rock and rock combined albums was eliminated in 2011. The best contemporary R &B album category has been eliminated in 2012. The Grammy Awards are considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards, along with the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the Tony Awards. The awards were first given in 1958 to honor the invention of Emile Berliner, the gramophone,. The second Grammy Awards, also held in 1959, was the first ceremony to be televised, but the ceremony was not aired live until the 13th Annual Grammys in 1971. The award was named after the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison, who invented the Gramophone in 1859. The name of the award was changed from the Eddie to the Grammium, which is trademarked, and is used on the trophy.