On This Day

Winners of the Grammy Awards

Events in Music

  • 1957-12-19 Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 1375 performances, wins 5 Tony and a Grammy Award

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1959-05-04 First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

  • 1959-11-29 2nd Grammy Awards: "Mack The Knife", Bobby Darin win

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1961-04-12 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4

  • 1962-05-29 4th Grammy Awards: Moon River, Peter Nero win

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1963-05-15 5th Grammy Awards: "I Left My Heart In San Francisco"; Robert Goulet win

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1964-03-12 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Barbra Streisand wins 2

  • 1965-04-13 7th Grammy Awards: "The Girl From Ipanema", The Beatles win

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1967-03-02 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

  • 1968-03-09 10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sgt Pepper's wins 4

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1969-03-12 11th Grammy Awards: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell wins best record

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1970-03-11 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius; Crosby Stills & Nash; Peggy Lee win

  • 1971-03-16 13th Grammy Awards: "Bridge Over Troubled Water", Carpenters win

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1972-03-14 14th Grammy Awards: Carole King's "It's Too Late"; Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"; Carly Simon; Isaac Hayes; Muddy Waters; and Bill Evans win

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1972-03-14 Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, for his album"They Call Me Muddy Waters"

  • 1973-03-04 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America

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1974-03-02 16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record - "Killing Me Softly", Stevie Wonder Best Album - "Innervisions"

  • 1975-03-01 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win

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1976-02-28 18th Grammy Awards: "Love Will Keep Us Together" Record of the Year; Natalie Cole 1st African American to win Best New Artist

  • 1977-02-19 19th Grammy Awards: "This Masquerade"and Starland Vocal Band win
  • 1978-02-23 20th Grammy Awards: "Hotel California"; Fleetwood Mac; Debbie Boone win

Music History

1978-10-11 Columbia Records releases "52nd Street", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's sixth studio album; it becomes his 1st chart-topper, and wins 3 Grammy Awards

  • 1979-02-15 21st Grammy Awards: Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are"; A Taste of Honey win
  • 1980-02-27 22nd Grammy Awards: Song of the Year - Kenny Loggins' "What A Fool Believes"; Best Album - Billy Joel's "52nd Street"
  • 1981-02-25 23rd Grammy Awards: "Sailing" - Christopher Cross; and Billy Joel win
  • 1981-12-20 Harry Krieger and Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 1522 performances, wins 6 Tony, 5 Drama Desk, and 2 Grammy Awards
  • 1982-02-24 24th Grammy Awards: "Bette Davis Eyes", "Double Fantasy" win
  • 1982-10-07 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, NYC; runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000, wins 7 Tony and 1 Grammy Award
  • 1983-02-23 25th Grammy Awards: "Roxanna"and "Toto IV"; Men at Work win

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1984-02-28 26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys

  • 1985-02-26 27th Grammy Awards: "What's Love Got to Do With It?", and Cyndi Lauper win

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1986-02-25 28th Grammy Awards: "We Are the World", Sade, Phil Collins win

  • 1987-02-24 29th Grammy Awards: "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood; "Graceland" by PAul Simon; and Bruce Hornsby win

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1988-03-02 30th Grammy Awards: Record of the year - Paul Simon "Graceland"; Album of the Year - U2 "The Joshua Tree"; Jody Watley Best New Artist

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1989-02-22 31st Grammy Awards: "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin; "Faith"by George Michael; and Tracy Chapman win

  • 1989-02-22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1990-02-21 32nd Grammy Awards: "Wind Beneath My Wings"; "Nick of Time" win
  • 1990-11-19 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album

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1991-02-20 33rd Grammy Awards: "Another Day in Paradise"; Mariah Carey win

  • 1991-06-11 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards including a "virtual duet" of title track; wins 6 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, 1992

Music History

1992-01-16 Eric Clapton performs for an episode of MTV "Unplugged" at Bray Film Studios in Windsor, England. Recording won six Grammy Awards, and became Clapton's bestselling album, and the bestselling live album of all time

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1994-03-01 36th Grammy Awards: "I Will Always Love You"; Whitney Houston; Sting; Toni Braxton; Mary Chapin-Carpenter win

Music History

1994-04-15 Jazz singer Tony Bennett records a session for "MTV's Unplugged" series at Sony Studios, NYC, featuring the Ralph Sharon trio, and guest appearances by Elvis Costello, and k.d.lang; album release wins 2 Grammy Awards

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1995-03-01 37th Grammy Awards: "All I Want to Do" by Sheryl Crow; "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen win

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1996-02-28 38th Grammy Awards: "Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette wins

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1997-02-26 39th Grammy Awards: "Change the World", Babyface, Beck, and LeAnn Rimes win

  • 1998-02-25 40th Grammy Awards: "Sunny Came Home" best song, Paula Cole best new artist

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1999-02-24 41st Grammy Awards: "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)" and Lauryn Hill win

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2000-02-23 42nd Grammy Awards: "Smooth", Christina Aguilera win

Album Release

2000-02-29 American rock band Steely Dan releases "Two Against Nature", their eighth studio album, and first in 20 years; it wins four Grammy Awards.

Musical Finale

2000-09-10 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" closes on at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 7,485 performances; won 7 Tony Awards, 3 Drama desk Awards, and a Grammy Award

  • 2001-02-21 43rd Grammy Awards: "Beautiful Day"; Shelby Lynne win

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2002-02-27 44th Grammy Awards: "Walk On"; Alicia Keys win

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2003-02-23 45th Grammy Awards: "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones wins

  • 2004-02-08 46th Grammy Awards: Coldplays's "Clocks", and Evanescence win

Album Release

2004-11-30 RCA releases "Breakaway", Kelly Clarkson's 2nd studio album; wins 2 Grammy Awards and becomes her best selling album to date with over 12 million units sold

  • 2005-02-13 47th Grammy Awards: "Here We Go Again" and Maroon 5 win

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2006-02-08 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend win

  • 2006-11-02 7th Latin Grammy Awards: Shakira first female artist to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year

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2007-02-11 49th Grammy Awards: [Dixie] Chicks -"Not Ready To Make Nice"; Carrie Underwood (new artist and female country vocal); Bob Dylan; Mary J. Blige; Red Hot Chili Peppers win [1]

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2008-02-10 50th Grammy Awards: Amy Winehouse wins 5 awards including song "Rehab"; Herbie Hancock wins Album of the Year

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2009-02-08 51st Grammy Awards: Best Album "Raising Sand" and Record of the Year "Please Read The Letter", both by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win

  • 2010-01-31 52nd Grammy Awards: "Use Somebody", Zac Brown Band win

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2011-02-13 53rd Grammy Awards: "Need You Now"; Esperanza Spalding; Lady Gaga; Usher; Jeff Beck win

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2012-02-12 54th Grammy Awards: "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele;, Bon Iver win

  • 2013-02-10 55th Grammy Awards: "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Goyte); "We Are Young" (fun); and "Babel" (Mumford & Sons) win

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2013-02-10 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Music History

2014-01-14 Rosanne Cash releases her critically acclaimed thirteenth album "The River & the Thread" (winner of three Grammy Awards)

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2014-01-26 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

  • 2015-02-08 57th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith; Best Album "Morning Phase" by Beck

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2016-02-15 58th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran; Best Album "1989" by Taylor Swift

  • 2017-02-12 59th Grammy Awards: Adele wins Best Song "Hello" and Best Album "25"

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2018-01-28 60th Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars wins Best Song "That's What I Like," and Best Album "24K Magic"

Grammy Awards 2019

2019-02-10 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for "This Is America"; Best Album "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves

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2020-01-26 62nd Grammy Awards: Billie Eilish wins 5 Grammys, including album, record and song of the year

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2021-03-14 63rd Grammy Awards: Beyoncé breaks record for most Grammys won by a singer (28), Taylor Swift win Album of the Year and Billie Eilish Record of the Year

  • 2022-04-03 64th Grammy Awards: Jon Batiste wins Album of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo three awards including Best New Artist, Silk Sonic Best Song "Leave the Door Open" [1]

Deaths in Music

  • 2006-08-05 Ed Thrasher, American Grammy Award-winning art director (Warner Brothers Records, 1964-79), and photographer (album art for Frank Sinatra; Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead), dies of cancer at 74