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Recording Academy / GRAMMYs  The Recording Academy has been celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark soundtrack to the film 'Saturday Night Fever' an all-star special "Stayin' Alive: A #GRAMMYSalute To The Music Of The #BeeGees " will air 4/16 on @cbstv.
Check out our Instagram Story to view all of the performers.

"Long live rock and roll!" - Chuck Berry receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy in 1984.
Three of Berry's classic recordings have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame: "Maybellene" (inducted 1988), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1990) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1999)

“This has to be perceived as an attack on the arts, and we can’t sit by. Five thousand dollars for a high school music program goes a long way. I can’t tell how many people have told me, ‘If it wasn’t for my music teacher, I wouldn’t have gone to school.’ When you talk about communities with challenges and youth that feel hopeless, arts are a saving grace. Where is there a better chance to influence someone than through music, arts, theater and literature?” — Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy points out the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Click the link in our bio to read reactions from other arts organizations regarding the @WhiteHouse's prosal to eliminate funds. #SupportMusic #SaveTheNEA

Chuck Berry was arguably the founding father of rock and roll. Not just because he was one of its greatest songwriters and established some of the electric guitar's earliest and most memorable riffs, but also because he was one of music's most palpably exciting entertainers and biggest personalities. His influence on the giants that followed him, such as the Beatles, Beach Boys and many others, is well documented. Chuck received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy in 1984, our formal acknowledgment of his immeasurable contributions to American culture. He will be greatly missed, but the gift of his music will live on forever.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy

While at #SXSW , Rapper Bun B gave attendees at the Texas Chapter #GRAMMYBlockParty a memorable performance. Other performers of the night included Los Super Seven, Hanson, and the @RandyRogersBand

#FBF 🎶 At the 16th #GRAMMYs , #TheJackson5 teamed up with jazz drum legend Shelly Manne to present the first award of the night.

Click the link in our bio ⬆⬆⬆ to view all the winners from that night in 1974.

“Love of music and the arts brings us together, and celebrates the richness of American culture and our spirit of curiosity and creativity. Music and art serve as one of America’s greatest exports, and support jobs for creators in cities, towns and rural areas across the country. The White House proposal to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts is shortsighted and alarming. The modest support that we provide to music and the arts is returned many times over, whether measured in jobs and economic impact, or sheer cultural enrichment and introspection. The Recording Academy will ask Congress to maintain funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and renew our commitment to America’s creators.” - Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy regarding the @WhiteHouse proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 13th annual @MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor multi-GRAMMY-winning artist Adam Clayton of @U2 at the @playstationtheater in New York on June 26.
Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the #MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with their addiction recovery process.

Violinist @LindseyStirling puts her spin on @GreenDay's "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," which won a GRAMMY for Record Of The Year at the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Click the link in our bio to see the full performance.

The 1st GRAMMY Awards took place in 1958 and women were among the first crop of recipients. The first female multiple GRAMMY winner was jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, who took home two #GRAMMYs : Best Vocal Performance, Female and Best Jazz Performance, Individual.

Click the link in out bio to learn more about the women who made their mark on GRAMMY history.

From direct funding to schools, raising proceeds at concerts and donating instruments, GRAMMY winners @ChanceTheRapper, @Metallica, and @EddieVanHalen are giving back to keep music in the schools.

Click the link in our bio to read more on how these like-minded efforts all speak to the collective importance of protecting and celebrating music education in our nation's schools, an effort The Recording Academy champions year-round through programs such as #GRAMMYCamp and the Music Educator Award.

#FBF At the 49th GRAMMY Awards, the General Four Categories were swept by female Country artists. @CarrieUnderwood won the GRAMMY for Best New Artist. That same night the @dixie_chicks took home all five of the #GRAMMYs they were nominated for—Album Of The Year, Best Country Album, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

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