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.
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 revealed that she suffered three miscarriages within the past two years. “Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid," the singer said. She currently pregnant with her second child.
R. Kelly released a 19-minute confessional song called "I Admit," which addresses his sexual misconduct allegations and running a "sex cult": “They brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that sounds silly.” Kelly also sings about his illiteracy and "broke-ass" financial situation.
Happy 37th birthday, Beyoncé! In honor of #BeyDay, the singer's mother paid tribute to her famous daughter on Instagram: "Happy Birthday to the nicest, owner of the most beautiful, generous, loving hearts ever!!!! Brilliant too! Always thinking, planning, analyzing, strategizing, how you can make everything you touch better!"
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in Philadelphia in 2004. Judge Steven T. O’Neill called Cosby a “sexually violent predator” and declared, "It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come."
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.
John Legend made history as the youngest person ever - and the first African-American man - to receive an EGOT. Legend, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, won an Emmy for producing the best variety special winner, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert."
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.'