Every year, thousands of the music industry’s biggest stars gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the Grammy Awards. With amazing performances and millions of people tuning in from home, it’s one of the most-watched celebrations in the world. See how much you know about Grammy history with the quiz below, and let us know in the comments what you thought of this year’s show!
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Who holds the record for most Grammy Award wins?
Conductor Sir Georg Solti won 31 Grammy Awards before his death in 1997. Some of his works are considered the best recordings ever made.
Taylor Swift had an entire exhibit dedicated to her in the Grammy Museum.
In 2015, Swift was the only Grammy nominee with an exhibit in the Grammy Museum.
What age was the oldest person to ever win a Grammy?
Pinetop Perkins won the 2011 Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album at the age of 97, beating the previous record of 90.
What year were the first Grammy Awards held?
The first Grammy Award ceremony took place in 1959. There were 28 categories.
What metal is the Grammy trophy made out of?
The Grammy trophies look like they’re solid gold, but they’re actually made out of “grammium,” a special metal alloy, then plated in gold. The makers of the award keep their metal recipe a secret.
Who was the only music act to have its Grammy Award taken away?
In 1990, Milli Vanilli was awarded the Grammy for Best New Artist. However, it was soon revealed that neither of the duo’s members actually sang in the album, and their award was revoked.
Who was the youngest artist to ever win a Grammy Award?
In 1997, LeAnn Rimes became the youngest winner in history when she was awarded the Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She was 14 years old.
President Barack Obama has won a Grammy Award.
President Obama has actually won two Grammy Awards. In 2006 and 2008 he was awarded the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio versions of his two books.
Which city has not hosted the Grammy Awards?
The Grammy Awards have been held in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville. In 2004, L.A.’s Staple Center became the permanent home of the ceremony.
Who is the most Grammy-nominated artist of all time?
Musician and producer Quincy Jones has been nominated for a Grammy 79 times.
Famous Muppet, Cookie Monster has won three Grammy Awards.
Though Cookie Monster hasn’t won a Grammy, fellow Muppet Elmo has won three. Elmo won Best Musical Album for Children Grammy in 1999, 2000 and 2002.
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