The Grammy’s are a musical event in which a gramophone award (a grammy) is awarded to the winner of different categories in the music industry. There have been 56 Grammy Award presentations, the 57th will be held on February 8th, 2015.
Here are 10 fun facts about the Grammy Awards
- The youngest person to ever win a Grammy Award was LeAnn Rimes in 1997 when she was just 14 years old!
- The most Grammy Awards ever won is by Sir Georg Solti who has won 31 out of 74 nominations!
- The most nominated woman in Grammy Awards history is Beyonce with 47 nominations as of the 56th Grammys!
- In 1989 Fresh Prince ( Will Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff won the first ever Best Rap Performance!
- Beyonce and Jay-Z are tied with having 17 Grammys each!
- The Grammys are the second-most-watched show right behind the Oscars.
- The first live telecast of the Grammy Awards was held in 1971!
- Stevie Wonder holds the record for the most Grammys held by a solo artist with 28 awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award!
- Sinead O’Connor is the only artist to refuse a Grammy. She passed up the honor for Best Alternative Music Performance for her 1990 album.
10. George Burns is the oldest person to ever winning a Grammy, winning his at the age of 94!