Gramophone Award is popularly known as Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy present this award to recognize achievements in the music industry. Grammy Awards helds annually and are the second big among the three major music awards.
Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills California, and Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City are the first two place. In this place the famous Oscars are first held on may 1959, on this day 28 Grammys were awarded.
Categories for Grammy Awards
There is a special Grammy Award of merit naming as Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Living Legend Award to recognize “ ongoing contributions and influence in the recording field”. Up till now, only fourteen solo musicians and one band have received this award.
To start, I will disagree with you because if winning Grammy Awards were as easy as you claim, many amazing artists like Mya would have won tons of them. Now, I will answer why it Seems” Grammy Awards are so easy to win.
To start, the Grammys aren’t fan decision. By a panel of board members who pick winners based on a set of criteria given by the head organization. The general public likely doesn’t know what that set of criteria is. They just know the nominees when said nominees by the board members.
To the average fan, it seems that the most popular artist gets the award. However, it goes way deeper than that as if it didn’t, more amazing singers and rappers would have won multiple Grammy awards than the same well known artists seemingly every time.
What would happen if you declined a Grammy award?
In 1991, Sinead O’Connor won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance for her album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, but she refused it. Absolutely nothing happened. Her refusal was expected, and everyone pretended like it never happened.
Before the ceremony, O’Connor had previously stated that she wanted to withdraw her name from consideration for her four nominations because she felt the ceremony and awards were all just crass commercialism, but her request was ignored.
After winning, she refused to accept the award. However, the Grammy Awards acknowledged her as the winner without any caveats.
All publications still list her as the winner, including the Grammy’s own website (see image below, from the GRAMMY.com winner list). Most other websites, databases and almanacs list her as the winner, too. Only music trivia sites mention that she declined the award.