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A Grammy Award , or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards , the Tony Awards , and the Academy Awards .

Grammy Awards
59th Annual Grammy Awards
Ted Jensen's 2002 Grammy.jpg
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the music industry
Country United States
Presented by The Recording Academy
First awarded May 4, 1959; 57 years ago (1959-05-04) (as Gramophone Award)
Official website grammy.com
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC (1959–1970)
ABC (1971–1972)
CBS (1973–present)
Most recent Grammy Award winners
2015 ←
15 February 2016 → 2017
  Taylor Swift May 2015 cropped and retouched.jpg Mark Ronson and Jennifer Su, 2011 (cropped).jpg Bruno Mars portrait.jpg
Award Album of the Year Record of the Year Record of the Year
Winner Taylor Swift
(1989)
Mark Ronson
("Uptown Funk")
Bruno Mars
("Uptown Funk")
  Ed Sheeran 2013.jpg Meghan Trainor in April 2015 (cropped).jpg
Award Song of the Year Best New Artist
Winner Ed Sheeran
("Thinking Out Loud")
Meghan Trainor

Previous Record of the Year

"Stay with Me"

Record of the Year

"Uptown Funk"

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), and the Academy Awards (motion pictures).

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, The Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 58th Grammy Awards were held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.