Music awards are given to a wide variety of artists and genres. The Grammys honor the best in popular music in a variety of categories, such as Album of the Year and Record of the Year. The ceremony also recognizes talented artists, as well as outstanding achievement in each genre. Each year, awards are given to artists and albums that have made a significant contribution to the art form.
The Grammy Awards are the most prestigious music awards in the world. Record companies and artists submit their works for nominations, and the Academy nominates artists for each category. The winning recordings are chosen by voting members of the NARAS, who cast ballots in areas of expertise. The winners are announced during a televised ceremony.
The Grammys are broadcast live in 159 countries. The first Grammy ceremony was held in 1959. At that time, 28 prizes were awarded. Artists and albums including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and the Kingston Trio were among the winners. As time went on, the Grammys were restructured, with awards spanning a variety of genres. In 1982, a new award was created for the best music video.
The IMA also gives special honors to musicians who have made an impact on the music industry. The Global Music Awards, for example, honor a musician for a group of musicians. They also honor musicians who have achieved a high level of international fame and popularity. The winners are announced at a ceremony in Monte Carlo, which is broadcast in over 160 countries. Mariah Carey is the most renowned musician to receive a World Music Award. The music awards help develop musical cultures worldwide.
In the United States, the Grammy is the most prestigious of music awards. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gives the award at an awards ceremony that features performances by prominent artists. The award ceremony also recognizes notable artists 25 years after their debut single. The Pulitzer Prize for Music is another important mini-major award. Norway has its own music awards and a Norwegian version of the Grammys, called the Spellemannprisen.
Other smaller, regional, and international awards recognize great artists. The BRITs, for instance, recognize albums that have transcended genres. The American Music Awards (AMA) were first held in 1973 and were designed to compete with the Grammys. Unlike the Grammys, the AMAs also consider commercial success. Unlike the Grammys, the AMAs also allow for online voting, and the list of winners includes Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson.
There are many more categories of music awards, including the Accountability Music Awards. These awards recognize artists and musicians that are making a positive difference in their communities and fighting corruption. The Accountability Music Awards also recognize African musicians and artists for their efforts in fighting corruption. One such award, for example, recognizes the talented and influential musicians that are bringing about a change in their country.