10 Things You Didn’t Know About The GRAMMYs

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are this Sunday, February 12 and we know you’re crossing your fingers for your favorite artists to win the most prestigious award in music. There’s a ton of rad history behind the GRAMMYs so what better way to celebrate music’s biggest night than with these fun facts you may not have known about the awards? Which one surprised you the most?

The first GRAMMY Awards were held on May 4, 1959 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

The GRAMMYs were first televised in 1971 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Each GRAMMY trophy weighs 6 pounds.

In 1997, LeAnn Rimes became the youngest artist to ever win a GRAMMY at the age of 14.

Sinéad O’Connor refused to accept her award for Best Alternative Album in 1991 and boycotted the event for being an overly commercial event.

Snoop Dogg has been nominated 17 times yet still hasn’t won a GRAMMY.

Country singer Alison Krauss has 27 award wins and remains the biggest winner among female artists.

Only three U.S. presidents have won GRAMMYs – Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Michael Jackson and Santana hold the male record for most GRAMMYs won in one night; Adele and Beyonce on the female side. Killin’ it as always!

Rap wasn’t introduced as a category until 1989.