Grammys history and winners through the years

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    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

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    Published: Jan. 26, 2014
    Sources: Times research
    Credits: Noelene Clark, Patrick Kevin Day, Maloy Moore, Jevon Phillips, Nardine Saad, Aaron Williams, TimelineSetter
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