Grammy Awards Fast Facts

Updated 1:56 PM EDT, Mon March 15, 2021
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Here is a look at the Grammy Awards.

March 14, 2021 - The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

January 26, 2020 - The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards are presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2021 Grammy Awards - Winners (Selected)

Album of the Year
“Folklore,” Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish

Song of the Year
“I Can’t Breathe,” (performed by H.E.R.)

Best New Artist
Megan Thee Stallion

Complete List of Winners

2020 Grammy Awards - Winners (Selected)

Album of the Year:
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go” (Billie Eilish)

Song of the Year:
“Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish)

Record of the Year:
“Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish)

Best New Artist:
Billie Eilish

Complete List of Winners

Timeline

1957 - The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, also known as The Recording Academy, is founded in Los Angeles.

May 4, 1959 - The first Grammy Awards ceremony is held. Winners included Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Perry Como.

1963 - Bing Crosby receives the first Lifetime Achievement Award.

1971 - Andy Williams hosts the first live Grammy Awards telecast at the Hollywood Palladium.

1973 - The Grammy Hall of Fame is established.

1983 - The music video category is added.

1984 - The Reggae category is added.

1987 - The New Age category is added.

1988 - The Rap category is added.

1988 - The Grammy Foundation is established.

1990 - The Alternative category is added.

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.

September 13, 2000 - The first Latin Grammy Awards are presented.

December 2008 - The Grammy Museum opens in Los Angeles.

June 2020 - The Recording Academy announces changes to its awards and nominations process, including no longer using the term “urban” to describe music of black origin in its awards. The changes are made as part of the organization’s “commitment to evolve with the musical landscape.”

January 5, 2021 - According to a joint statement from the Recording Academy, CBS and show producers, the Grammy Awards, originally scheduled for January 31, are postponed until March due to the coronavirus pandemic.