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The what and the when of The Grammy Award

music Updated: Feb 01, 2012 16:07 IST

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You know almost everything about one of the most prestigious platforms for excellence in music. But here's a recap of important facts and interesting nuggets of information about the Grammys.

Originally the Grammy Awards were called Gramophone Awards.

The gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado.

It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Award for stage and the Academy Awards for film.

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959.

The 54th Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

On April 6, 2011, The Recording Academy announced a drastic overhaul of many Grammy Award categories for 2012.

The number of categories will be brought down to 78 from 109.

While Coldplay-Rihanna will come together for the first time, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and many others will alight the stage with their rocking performances at the 54th Grammy awards night.

While Kanye West received the most nominations with seven, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each have six nominations.

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