5 Fun Facts About The Grammys

I really enjoy watching these award shows, whether it is the Grammys, the Tony Awards, or the Peoples Choice Awards or the Oscars. I enjoy watching them because I like watching the Tony Awards because it is a way for me to see which Broadway show I want to see next. This Sunday is the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

I always enjoy watching the Grammys because some of the songs and artists that are nominated I really enjoy listening too. Lukas Graham with his song 7 years, Drake and his song Hotline Bling, Adele and her song Hello are examples of my favorite artists who were nominates. It is so cool to see that a few Broadway shows that are up for a Grammy, such as a show that I got tickets to see in March called Waitress. I just also enjoy watching these types of shows for fun. I can discover new songs and artist that I would like to start listening to. As of right now, my main go to music would include music from Broadway shows that I have seen in the past and I have really enjoyed. Another thing about the Grammys are the performers. Some of the performers that are performing at the awards are John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Adele, and Bruno Mars. This year's host is James Corden

Here are 5 fun facts about the Grammy Awards:

1. The Grammys was not the original name

The Grammys were originally called the Gramophone Awards. The award, which is the small, gilded gramophone statuettes that are presented to the winners.

2. Kanye West is kinda the star at the Grammys

Kanye West has a total of 21 Grammys that he has won. He has more than the Beatles, Barbra Streisand, and James Taylor combined.

3. Sinead O'Connor is the only artist to refuse a Grammy

Did you know that Sinead O'Connor is the only artist to refuse a Grammy. She passed up the honor for Best Alternative Music Performance for her 1990 album, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got.

4. Stevie Wonder holds a record

Stevie Wonder holds a record for the most Grammys won by a solo artist, with 28 Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement award.

5. The Grammys are the 2nd most watch shows following the Oscars.

So be sure to tune into the Grammys this Sunday, February 12th on CBS but check your local listing for the time.

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