Grammy Awards

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    • Music composer Ricky Kej has won his 3rd Grammy Award and became the only Indian to hold three Grammy Awards.

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    • He won his first Grammy in 2015 in the Best New Age Album category for ‘Winds of Samsara’. The project had debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums Chart – a first for any person of Indian origin. 
    • In 2022, Kej won a second Grammy under the same category for his collaborative work with Copeland.

    Grammy Awards

    • Popularly known as Grammy Award, it is originally named Gramophone Award,  presented annually in the United States by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS; commonly called the Recording Academy) to honour artistes in the music industry for their exceptional work in a year.
    • It was started in 1959 to respect the performers for the year 1958. Once it was made, the committee decided to call it Grammy as a tribute to Emile Berliner’s gramophone.

    Categories

    • The “General Field” are four awards that are not restricted by genre:
      • Album of the Year
      • Record of the Year
      • Song of the Year
      • Best New Artiste 
    • Winners are selected from more than 25 fields, which cover such genres as pop, rock, rap, R&B, country, reggae, classical, gospel, and jazz, as well as production and postproduction work, including packaging and album notes. The honorees receive a golden statuette of a gramophone.

    Source: TH