We LOVE music and thanks to technology, record companies have changed the way in which we access music. Think of how music streaming services such as Tidal have changed how we download, listen, or share music online. The same could be said about how we play online, be it games or casino games, we love the online world! one of our annual music highlights is the Grammy awards.
The 2016 Grammys are just a few days away and we are getting more excited than ever!
History of the Grammys
The Grammy’s have been going on since 1959 when the first-ever Grammy Award Ceremony was held in the US. The word Grammy comes from the word Gramophone, which gives a bit of a clue to the longevity of these awards! The person who has won the most is a composer called George Stoltz, but more modern records include Beyonce who has won the second-most for a female performer, and Taylor Swift who was the youngest person to win an Album of the Year award.
Every year worldwide music stars give us unforgettable performances- sometimes for good reason and sometimes for bad. No one will ever forget the awfulness that was Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim, Mya, and Patti LaBelle singing Lady Marmalade in 2002 or when Outkast went on stage in full-on green costumes for Hey Ya in 2004.
But at the same time, no one will forget outstanding performances such as Adele singing Rolling in the Deep live in 2012
Highlights this year will surely include headline performances from Adele and Taylor Swift as well as what is bound to be an unforgettable performance as Lady Gaga does a tribute to David Bowie.
We also love unusual collaborations…who remember Eminem and Elton John back in 2001 and Kanye West with Daft Punk in 2008.
Noteworthy nominees for 2016 include Alabama Shakes for Best Album of the Year, who’ll be up against Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Chris Stapleton, and The Weekend. Swift and The Weekend will also be up against each other for Record of the Year along with D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Mark Ronson, and Ed Sheeran.