GRAMMYS 2014 Grammys history and winners through the years

In May 1959, at a star-studded banquet in the Beverly Hilton, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences handed out 28 Grammys. The academy, founded two years earlier, was a relative latecomer to the awards game, with the first Oscars having been handed out 30 years earlier and the first Emmys 10 years prior. The number of Grammy categories once grew to more than 100, but now stands at 81. Use the ar­rows be­low — or on your key­board — to learn more. (Key win­ners are high­lighted for each year.)
Grammys 2014: Full coverage | Top winners and nominees | Red carpet arrivals | Complete list | Show highlights | Winners timeline | Quotes from the stars | Best & worst dressed

Sources: Times research

Credits: Noelene Clark, Patrick Kevin Day, Maloy Moore, Jevon Phillips, Nardine Saad, Aaron Williams, TimelineSetter