1st Annual Grammy Awards
DateMay 4th, 1959
LocationBeverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles
Hosted byMort Sahl
Television/radio coverage
NetworkABC

The 1st Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959. They recognized musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Two separate ceremonies were held simultaneously on the same day; the first hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the second in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City.[1] Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Ross Bagdasarian, and Henry Mancini, each won 2 awards.[2][3]

Award winners

The following awards were given in the first award ceremony:[1]

General

Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year

Children's

Comedy

Composing and arranging

Country

Jazz

Musical show

Packaging and notes

Pop

Production and engineering

R&B

Spoken

References

  1. ^ a b "Grammy Awards 1959 (May)". Grammy. Archived from the original on 2019-04-30. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
  2. ^ Dornbrook, Don (24 May 1959). "And Now the Grammy Awards". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. ^ "1958 Grammy Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.