Grammy Awards Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is some background information about the Grammy Awards.

February 12, 2017 - The 59th Annual Grammy Awards take place.
February 15, 2016 - The 58th Annual Grammy Awards take place.
2017 Grammy Awards - Winners (selected):
Album of the Year:

"25" (Adele)
    Song of the Year:
    "Hello" (Adele Adkins and Greg Kurstin)
    Record of the Year:
    "Hello" (Adele)
    Best New Artist:
    Chance The Rapper
    2016 Grammy Awards - Winners (selected):
    Album of the Year:

    "1989" (Taylor Swift)
    Song of the Year:
    "Thinking Out Loud" (Ed Sheeran)
    Record of the Year:
    "Uptown Funk" (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars)
    Best New Artist:
    Meghan Trainor
    Timeline: (from NARAS and other sources):
    1957 -
    The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, also known as NARAS or the Recording Academy, is founded in Los Angeles.
    May 4, 1958 - The Recording Academy hosts its first awards.
    1959 - The name of the award, "Grammy," is chosen in a contest.
    1959-1962 - The first trophy is a gramophone with a walnut base designed by Bob Graves.
    May 4, 1959 - The Grammy Awards are held for 1958 releases.
    November 29, 1959 - The Grammy Awards are held for partial 1959 releases and taped performances are aired on NBC.
    October 14, 1962 - Inauguration of what is to become the Lifetime Achievement Award: the Golden Achievement Award.
    1963-1972 - The Golden Achievement Award becomes the Bing Crosby Award.
    1967 - The Trustees Award is established.
    March 16, 1971 - Andy Williams hosts the first live Grammy Awards telecast at the Hollywood Palladium.
    February 1973 - The Hall of Fame Award is established.
    1974 - Debut of the Latin category.
    1980 - Rock is recognized as a genre by the Recording Academy. The year's telecast also includes the only appearance of the Disco category.
    1982 - The Bing Crosby Award becomes the Lifetime Achievement Award.
    1982 - The first Grammy for a music video is presented.
    February 20, 1983 - The first President's Merit Award is presented.
    1984 - The Reggae category debuts.
    1987 - The New Age category debuts.
    1989 - The Grammy Foundation is established.
    1990 - The Alternative category debuts.
    September 1993 - The Recording Academy opens its new national headquarters in Santa Monica, California.
    1994 - The Technical Award is established.
    1997 - The Latin Recording Academy is established.
    1998 - The Dance category debuts.
    September 13, 2000 - The first Latin Grammy Awards are presented.
    December 2008 - The Grammy Museum debuts in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards.