Presenters in 2016
included Kaley Cuoco, Ice Cube, Stephen Colbert, Selena Gomez,
Ariana Grande, Earth, Wind & Fire, Seth MacFarlane and James Corden.
Performers included Adele, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber, John Legend, The "Hamilton" Broadway cast, Pitbull, Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Lionel Richie, and Carrie Underwood.
The big winners included Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift,
The Grammy Award is the granddaddy of all music awards,
dating back over four decades; it is to music what the Oscars
are to the movies. (The name "Grammy" is short for "gramophone,"
since the awards are shaped like those old-fashioned phonographs).
Over the years L.A. and New York had played tug-of-war
with the Grammy Awards show. The result? Two thirds of the Grammy ceremonies
had been held in Los Angeles, a third in New York City, and once in Nashville.
But in 2004, the award show moved back to L.A., and has remained here.
tickets to the annual Grammy Awards show are not available to the
general public; it's "by invitation only" to nominees, recording
artists, & record company execs.
(But if you want a more certain way to see many of
the same music superstars in person, you'll be happy to learn that tickets
are available to the public for the American Music
[For more information about
the awards, you can access the Grammy's official website at: http://www.grammy.com.]
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