Monday, 13 January 2020

By the numbers: A timeline of the Grammy Awards

1959

The very first ceremony is held in two locations – in Beverly Hills and New York City – with 28 prizes given out in total.

1971

The awards are televised live for the first time, with ABC buying the rights to the telecast.

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The legendary Aretha Franklin was known for her soulful vocals and impressive musical career. Photo credit: JStone/shutterstock.com

1975

Aretha Franklin wins Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the eighth consecutive year. To date, she holds the record for the most consecutive Grammys in the same category.

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LeAnn Rimes at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in 2009. Photo credits: s_bukley/shutterstock.com

1997

At 14, LeAnn Rimes wins Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance – the youngest individual winner ever.

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Official playlists on Spotify were made for listeners to easily search for their Grammy favourites. Photo credit: nikkimeel/shutterstock.com

2020

Links to streaming services such as Spotify will now be accepted as submissions (in lieu of traditional CDs) – a mark of the changing music industry.

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SEE ALSO: By the numbers: The history of the Nobel Peace Prize and its winners

This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of SilverKris magazine

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