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  • Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)
    George Orson Welles (/wɛlz/; May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is remembered for his innovative work in ...
  • Carol Channing (1921 - 2019)
    Carol Channing was an American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiab...
  • Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Marie Underwood is an American country singer and songwriter from Checotah, Oklahoma. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol. She has since become a multi-platinum ...
  • Magic Johnson
    One of professional basketball's most popular stars, Magic Johnson won five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s before he retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contra...
  • Ezra Koenig
    Ezra Koenig is an American musician, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and radio personality. He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Vampire Weekend. Additionally,...

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance arts: Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), and the Academy Awards (motion pictures).

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959 to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 56th Grammy Awards were held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.