The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held in 1959, after Walk of Fame recording executives compiled a list of industry leaders who they realized would never get a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but deserved recognition. The group helped found the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and named their award the "Grammy" as a nod to Edison's gramophone. Since then, hundreds of music industry members have received Grammys for their notable accomplishments in the field of music and recording. Here are the many winners of this now-prestigious award.
All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
Carrie Underwood gave her first performance since falling outside her home and receiving around 50 stitches in her face at the ACM Awards. While the singer initially warned fans that she "might look a bit different," she looked gorgeous and teared up near the end of her performance.
In a tearful interview, R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Angela, opened up about alleged domestic abuse. Last month, the singer was sued for sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure to disclose an STD; he was temporarily scrubbed from Spotify for several sex abuse allegations.
Mariah Carey revealed her bipolar disorder diagnosis to ‘People’ magazine. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, she “didn’t want to believe it” and only recently sought treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through.” She’s now in therapy and on medication.
Kenny Rogers has cancelled the remaining performances of his 2018 farewell tour due to “a series of health challenges." Doctors fully expect the country star to recover but recommended he cancel performances through the end of the year to focus on getting better.
Christina Aguilera graces the new cover of ‘Paper’ magazine with "minimal makeup.” The singer credits her transformation from "assless chaps" to "old Hollywood-inspired retro glam" to being a performer by nature and progress in diversity in Hollywood, telling haters where to shove it.
Katy Perry put an end to her feud with Taylor Swift by extending an olive branch - literally, she sent Swift an actual olive branch - with a note that read, "I’ve been doing some reflecting on past miscommunication and hurt feelings between us," and that she is "deeply sorry."
Barbara Streisand has two new puppies after having her beloved deceased coton de tulear dog cloned using mouth and stomach cells. "They [the clones] have different personalities," Streisand told ‘Variety.’ PETA tweeted that she should have adopted instead.
Toni Braxton has confirmed she and Birdman are engaged. The singer, who is about to drop her first solo album in eight years, announced to her sisters that she is engaged to the rapper in a teaser for her TV show, 'Braxton Family Values.'