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A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Award for stage and the Academy Awards for film.

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 54th Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Grammy Awards 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. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. After it was decided to create such an award, there was still a question of what to call it; one working title was the Eddie, to honor the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison. They finally settled on using the name of Edison's invention, the gramophone, for the awards, which were first given for the year 1958.

Highlights
Robert Dickinson on lighting design and rehearsal for The Grammys
01:39
Hector Ramirez on how shooting The Academy Awards differs from shooting The Grammys
09:31
Who talked about this show

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on producing the precursor to The Grammys, original titled The Best On Record
08:12

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on doing production design for the Grammys
00:47

Pierre Cossette

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Pierre Cossette on musicians who were not well liked at The Grammys
02:54
Pierre Cossette on dealing with Standards and Practices with The Grammys and how the show has changed over the years
02:48
Pierre Cossette on singing live vs. lip-synching on The Grammys
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Pierre Cossette on producing The Grammys
07:31
Pierre Cossette on his producing partner Burt Sugarman and The Grammys
01:58
Pierre Cossette on convincing producers to do The Grammys from Nashville
06:10
Pierre Cossette on his favorite Grammy moments
05:37
Pierre Cossette on working with the performers at The Grammys
04:43
Pierre Cossette on working with Ken Ehrlich on The Grammys
02:00
Pierre Cossette on dealing with the network and NARAS on The Grammys
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Pierre Cossette on making The Grammys successful from a technical standpoint and his production team
03:12
Pierre Cossette on getting Billy Joel on The Grammys
05:02
Pierre Cossette on how appearing on The Grammys helps artists
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Pierre Cossette on the demographics of The Grammys
01:31

Robert Dickinson

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Robert Dickinson on lighting design and rehearsal for The Grammys
01:39
Robert Dickinson on lighting Kanye Wesy at The Grammys
01:15

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on working with Marty Pasetta on various variety and awards shows
08:48
Danette Herman on producing the GrammysEmmy Awards  and Academy Awards  telecasts
03:39

William Klages

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William Klages on lighting The Grammys
00:45

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on a typical work day directing The Grammys, and on dealing with artists like Beyonce in relation to their performances
01:43
Walter C. Miller on Eminem and Elton John's duet on The Grammys
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Walter C. Miller on directing Sha Na Na, which led to him directing The Grammys
02:30
Walter C. Miller on directing and producing The Grammys
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Walter C. Miller on working with The Grammys producer Pierre Cossette
01:09
Walter C. Miller on the preparation he does to direct The Grammys
01:52
Walter C. Miller on how performers are chosen to be on The Grammys and on the logistics of putting on the show
02:45
Walter C. Miller on how the audiences for The Grammys have changed over the years
02:30
Walter C. Miller on Bono giving Frank Sinatra a lifetime achivement award on The Grammys
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Walter C. Miller on his longevity as The Grammys director, and on getting a special Grammy for his service
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Walter C. Miller on being an consulting producer for The Grammys, and on his retirement from directing the show
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Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing Andy Williams
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Marty Pasetta on directing and producing The Grammys
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Marty Pasetta on collaborating with Pierre Cossette on The Grammys
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Marty Pasetta on dealing with rock musicians on The Grammys
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Marty Pasetta on memorable Grammy moments
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Marty Pasetta on what he brought to The Grammys
01:12

Mike Post

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Mike Post on winning a Grammy for "Classical Gas" and coming of age in Los Angeles
04:39

Hector Ramirez

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Hector Ramirez on how shooting The Academy Awards differs from shooting The Grammys
09:31

George Schlatter

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George Schlatter on producing The Grammy Awards
10:09

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