Grammy Award - AMPAS, Achievement in the music industry

A Grammy Award or Grammy is an award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to identify outstanding achievement in the music industry. The yearly awards ceremony features performance by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a extensively viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equal to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage, and the Academy Awards for film. The awards were start in 1958. Prior to the first live Grammys broadcast in 1971 on American Broadcasting Company (ABC), a series of taped annual specials in the 1960s called The Best on proof were broadcast on National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

The first Grammy Award broadcast took place on the night of November 29, 1959, as an episode of the NBC anthology series Sunday Showcase, which was usually devoted to plays, original TV dramas, and variety shows. Until 1971, awards ceremonies were held in both New York and Los Angeles, with winners accept at one of the two. Pierre Cossette bought the civil rights to broadcast the ceremony from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and planned the first live telecast. CBS Broadcasting bought the rights in 1973 after moving the ceremony to Nashville, Tennessee; the American Music Awards were formed for ABC as a result. The 53rd Grammy Awards will get place on 13 February 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will be show on CBS.

Awarded for
Outstanding achievements in the music industry
Presented by
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
United States
First awarded

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