February is the month that celebrities from all walks of life gather together in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards Ceremony. This year it was the 61st ceremony and women very much dominated the awards. The awards are held by The Recording Academy to celebrate the best in the music industry. You can watch the celebrities arriving and the awards ceremony on your television. Just make sure your TV Aerial is in working order. If you need any help with problems with your TV Aerials Swansea then contact https://www.onevisionltd.co.uk/tv-aerial-installation-swanseawho will be able to help you.
The process is that recording companies and members submit entries to the awards that are vetted and then placed in an appropriate category following a screening process where around 350 industry professionals review the artist’s work to ensure that it meets the qualification requirements and is placed into the most appropriate category. The Academy’s members with voting rights than shortlist these entries into the final five in each category. The members are only allowed to vote in 15 categories each and are encouraged to only vote in those categories that they have industry knowledge and expertise’s in. Deloitte are then appointed to independently count the votes to determine the final five. Once this is done, they then vote on the winner. For the final votes the members can vote in the 15 categories that they have expertise’s in as well the four general categories that are created. These are Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the year. Again, Deloitte are appointed to count up these votes to determine the winner of each category which are delivered to the ceremony in sealed envelopes.
Here are a couple of interesting facts about the Grammy Awards
The first Grammy Awards took place in May 1959 and was held in the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. There was a total of 28 categories. The Album of the Year was won by Henry Mancini, Record of the Year was won by Domenico Modungo. However, it wasn’t until 1971 that the ceremony was televised and the 13th Awards took place at the Hollywood Palladium.
The Grammy award has only ever been crafted by two incredibly talented craftsmen. From 1958- to 1984 this was Bob Graves and from 1985 onwards this has been John Billings. The actual trophy weighs around 6 pounds and is made from a metal known as “grammium”. The exact makeup of the trophy is only known by its creators.