February 7, 2012


A Quick Video History of the GRAMMYs

Fifty-four years ago, the GRAMMYs were created as the music industry’s response to the Hollywood Walk of Fame (who knew?), and it has remained the industry’s top award ceremony ever since. 

FUSE gives an illustrated history of the venerable awards show complete with quirky facts you can use to amuse and/or annoy your friends and family this Sunday. 

Find out which ridiculously non-hardcore rap duo and 'metal' band won the first GRAMMYs for their genre (Hint: think Bel-Air and Aqualung) and discover what forgotten Italian singer beat out Frank Sinatra for the very first Record of the Year Award. 

And do you know which lesser annual music award ceremony was created by ABC simply because they lost the GRAMMY broadcast rights to CBS in the '70s? All this, and more, in the video above!

Check out all the latest coverage now on FUSE's GRAMMY page.