When did the first Grammy Awards Ceremony occur?
The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Two separate ceremonies were held simultaneously on the same day; the first in Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills California, and the second in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City. Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Henry Mancini, Ella Fitzgerald and Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. each won 2 awards.
The Grammys had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s. As the recording executives chosen for the Walk of Fame committee worked at compiling a list of important recording industry people who might qualify for a Walk of Fame star, they realized there were many more people who were leaders in their business who would never earn a star on Hollywood Boulevard. The music executives decided to rectify this by creating an award given by their industry similar to the Oscars and the Emmys. So, the idea for the Grammy Awards was born.
Next, following the 2011 ceremony, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) located in the United States overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. Now, with the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony, it was held on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.