The GRAMMYs

Ten-time GRAMMY winner Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, two days prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Performers at the tribute concert will include GRAMMY winners; Jack White, The Black Keys, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and more.

The Recording Academy Announces GRAMMY Awards Process Changes

At its annual spring meeting, The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees approved a number of changes to the GRAMMY Awards process, including allowing samples or interpolations of previously written songs in all songwriting categories, including Song Of The Year. Additional changes include establishing a new category for Best American Roots Performance in the American Roots Music Field; changing the name of the Dance/Electronica Field and album category to Dance/Electronic Music Field and Best Dance/Electronic Album; restructuring the categories of the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field; renaming Best Pop Instrumental Album as Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, establishing a new Contemporary Instrumental Music Field, and moving Best Traditional Pop Album into the Pop Field; changing Best Classical Vocal Solo (album or tracks) to Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (albums only); renaming and remaking the Best Instrumental Arrangement and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals categories as Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella and Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals, respectively, such that vocal arrangers/arrangements are eligible to compete; and establishing a more official guideline for the Alternative Music Field.
The total number of GRAMMY categories that will be recognized at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, is 83.

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The Recording Academy Announces GRAMMY Awards Process Changes

At its annual spring meeting, The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees approved a number of changes to the GRAMMY Awards process, including allowing samples or interpolations of previously written songs in all songwriting categories, including Song Of The Year. Additional changes include establishing a new category for Best American Roots Performance in the American Roots Music Field; changing the name of the Dance/Electronica Field and album category to Dance/Electronic Music Field and Best Dance/Electronic Album; restructuring the categories of the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field; renaming Best Pop Instrumental Album as Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, establishing a new Contemporary Instrumental Music Field, and moving Best Traditional Pop Album into the Pop Field; changing Best Classical Vocal Solo (album or tracks) to Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (albums only); renaming and remaking the Best Instrumental Arrangement and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals categories as Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella and Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals, respectively, such that vocal arrangers/arrangements are eligible to compete; and establishing a more official guideline for the Alternative Music Field.

The total number of GRAMMY categories that will be recognized at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, is 83.

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At the 17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975), the unlikely power trio of Paul Simon, John Lennon and Andy Williams presented the last award of the night for Record Of The Year. The three teamed up for some surreal but entertaining comedy referring to all of their former partners—Art Garfunkel, Paul McCartney and Claudine Longet—with the former Beatle in particular coming off as simultaneously charming and mocking. Memorably, when an absent Olivia Newton-John won the award for “I Honestly Love You,” Art Garfunkel—wearing a faux tux-T-shirt for the occasion—was chosen to accept on her behalf. “I thought I told you to wait in the car,” Simon quipped. Garfunkel also got in a great jab, asking Simon, “Still writing, Paul?”

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.