57th Grammy Awards tonight 5pm PST.
ACDC to perform along with many others.
The Grammys blasted off on 4th May 1959 to keep rock ‘n’ roll at bay. It is in 1962 that the Best Rock and Roll Recording category was added to the Grammy Award Categories.
U2 are the only band who has been honored with a total of 22 Grammy awards. They were awarded with Rock Duo or Group for seven times, Album of the Year twice, Record of the Year twice, Song of the Year twice and Best Rock Album twice.
Stevie Wonder is the most ever Grammy Awards winner, as he has been honored with 28 Grammys. He has also been presented with Lifetime Achievement Award.
Quincy Jones pulls the record for the most Grammy nominations (79).
The first artists to be stripped of their Grammys were Milli Vanilli in 1989, when it was discovered that the album was not originally sung by them.
Michael Jackson is the Male Artist who won most Grammys (eight in one night) in the year 1983.
Winning one of the Big Four Grammy Award categories is considered to be the most prestigious. As these are the only awards which are not restricted to any genre in specific.
Every year approximately 7,000 academy members cast their vote; further Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, an accounting firm, takes care of tabulation of all ballots.
Sir Georg Solti has been honored with Most Lifetime Grammy Awards. He was nominated 74 times and won 31 Grammys.
Heavy metal had already fallen into line around the late ‘60s, but the Grammy committee took notice in the year 1989. The first Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental was honored to Jethro Tull for “Crest of a Knave”. It practically shocked the metal community as they expected Metallica to win over the award for their landmark album. Thus the awards lose their integrity and importance.
The youngest person ever to be nominated for a Grammy is Billy Gilman. He was exactly 12 years, 273 days old when he earned the nomination.