The recording industry's most prestigious award, the GRAMMY, is presented annually by the Recording Academy. A GRAMMY is awarded by the Recording Academy's voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. It is truly a peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement, not sales or chart positions (GRAMMY Awards Process). The annual GRAMMY Awards presentation brings together thousands of creative and technical professionals in the recording industry from all over the world.
In addition to the GRAMMY Awards, other honors are given by the Recording Academy. These awards recognize contributions and activities of significance to the recording field that fall outside the framework of the GRAMMY Awards categories, and include the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Trustees Award, the GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award, the Technical GRAMMY Award, and the GRAMMY Legend Award.
The GRAMMY Awards are telecast annually to an international audience of over 2 billion in 180 countries.
Hall Of Fame Award
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established by the Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor early recordings of lasting, qualitative or historical significance which were released more than 25 years ago.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.
This special merit GRAMMY is awarded by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to individuals who, during their career in music, have made significant contributions — other than performance — to the field of recording.
The GRAMMY Legend Award is presented by the Recording Academy to individuals or groups for ongoing contributions and influence in the recording field.
This special merit GRAMMY is awarded by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
The Latin GRAMMY Awards were launched in 2000 with a very successful first annual telecast aired on CBS. It was the first primarily Spanish-language prime-time program carried on network television. Like the GRAMMY Awards, the Latin GRAMMYs recognize artistic and technical excellence in the recording arts and sciences by peer vote (Latin GRAMMY Awards Process). It has already come to represent the height of achievement in Latin recording.
GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Award
The Latin GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 2001 to honor early recordings of lasting, qualitative or historical significance that were released more than 25 years ago.
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