The GRAMMYs

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Moment in time: Feb. 28, 1996 — Alanis Morissette Cleans Up at the Grammys
Alanis Morissette was only 21 when she released Jagged Little Pill, her third studio album and first to be released internationally. The mix of pop and angst on songs like ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Oughta Know’ made it a phenomenon. It sold millions of copies (more than 33 million to date), reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and prompted widespread debate over the definition of the word “ironic.” The album was nominated for nine Grammy awards and won four, including best rock song, best female vocal performance and best rock album. The Ottawa-born artist also beat out Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Joan Osborne to win album of the year, making her the youngest ever to win that award until Taylor Swift unseated her in 2010. - Dave McGinn

Outkast is returning to the stage tonight at coachella after seven years. This year also marks the 10th Anniversary of their Album Of The Year win for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below at the 46th GRAMMYs in 2004. 

5 Memorable Moments in Country Music at the GRAMMYs

Vince Gill wins the most GRAMMY Awards of any artist in the 1990s with 14 wins.  His total is currently 20 GRAMMY wins, the most of any male Country artist.

Lady Antebellum win 5 GRAMMYs, the most of the night, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Need You Now” at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards in 2011.

Taylor Swift wins Album Of The Year for Fearless, making her the youngest artist to win that award in GRAMMY history at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards in 2010.

Zac Brown Band wins Best New Artist at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards in 2010 and goes on to win two more GRAMMYs the following years including Best Country Album for Uncaged.

At the 49th GRAMMY Awards in 2007, Dixie Chicks take home most wins of the night with 5 for their song “Not Ready To Make Nice” and album Taking The Long Way.  Carrie Underwood wins Best New Artist, meaning all 4 general categories go to Country artists.