Grammy Award

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Grammy Awards
Awarded for Excellence in music
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Country United States
First awarded 1959
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Awards (first named the Gramophone Awards and often called just Grammys), are awards given yearly by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding work in the music and spoken recording industry. The Grammys have 108 categories with 30 genres. The Grammys are awarded once each year and are a major televised event.

The name "Grammy" comes from the word "gramophone". A gramophone was an old machine that played music on records.[1]

The British equivalent is the Brit Awards. The Canadian equivalent is the Juno Awards.

Georg Solti has won 31 Grammy Awards, more than any other person.[2]

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