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  Grammy Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Like the Oscars, the Grammys, which currently have 108 categories within 30 genres of music such as pop, gospel, and rap, are voted upon by peers (voting members of the Recording Academy) rather than being based upon popularity like the AMAs or sales and chart achievements like the BMAs.
The awards are named for the trophy which the winner receives—a small gilded statuette of a gramophone, handcrafted by Billings Artworks.
As a side note, Norah Jones (Grammy Awards of 2003) won Record of the Year, Album of the Year; that same year her guitarist, Jesse Harris, won the Song of the Year for writing 'Don't Know Why'.
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 Grammy Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, the Grammys (usually held in February as the last of the "big three" music awards shows--the others being the BMAs and the AMAs) is the approximate equivalent, in the music world, to the Oscars.
The awards are named for the trophy given for them, a small gilded statuette of a gramophone.
The Grammy voters tend to be conservative, and are marketed to by record companies, who place great stock in some types of artists winning Grammys (accurately but cynically put as those which sell to "teenage girls and housewives").
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 Grammy Award Encyclopedia @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some feel that Grammys tend to go to either well-established artists or those being hyped by the recording industry.
On the other hand, U2 has received 22 awards to date.
He personally won 31 Grammys and is listed for 38 Grammys (6 went to the engineer and 1 to a soloist); he was nominated an additional 74 times before his death in 1997.
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 Grammy Award at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The awards are named for the trophy given for them, a small gilded stauette of a gramophone.
Hence, the Grammys are not taken seriously by some musicians or music fans and by the losers.
The competition between these awards shows (and the controversies that come with it) only press the need for a unified awards system (in much the same vein as horse racing's Triple Crown) that would give artists/albums the honor they richly deserve.
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 Grammy Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some feel that because Grammy voters tend to vote conservatively, and are lobbied by record companies, the most widely-recognized Grammys tend to go to either well-established artists or those being hyped by the recording industry.
So, for example, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album Double Fantasy was released in November, 1980, a month-and-a-half too late to qualify for the 1981 Grammys, and thus eligible for the 1982 awards (it eventually won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year).
As a side note, Norah Jones (Grammy Awards of 2003) won Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist.
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