The complete 2009 Grammy Award nominees have been announced and the full list is available online at Grammy.com.
The Grammy Awards, established in 1958 and first televised live in 1971, were originally called the Gramophone Awards and are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, for outstanding achievements in the record industry. Neil Portnow is the current President of the Academy. The Grammys are considered the highest music honor in the recording industry. The awards ceremony usually features appearances by various entertainers presenting the awards as well as performances by well-known artists.
Among the nominees are Coldplay, Lil’ Wayne, the Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z, Carrie Underwood, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, the original motion picture scores of “The Dark Knight”, “Iron Man”, “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull”, and “Wall-E”. Categories include the best in genres from pop, dance, rock, rap, folk, and world music, as well as spoken word and music from films and TV shows.
Originally broadcast by ABC, CBS bought the rights to the broadcast in 1973, which interestingly enough led to the creation of the American Music Awards and concurrent ceremony for ABC to broadcast.
The 51st Annual Grammys of 2009 will be on February 8th in LA’s Staples Center.
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By Costa Koutsoutis, (Source: Grammy.com)