The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.
53rd GRAMMY Awards Earn Creative Arts Emmy
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast received the award for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 10 in Los Angeles. The 53rd telecast received five Emmy nominations, the most ever in one year for a GRAMMY telecast. GRAMMY winners Harry Connick Jr. and Justin Timberlake earned Emmys for Outstanding Music Direction and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, respectively; the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards earned an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming; and the "American Idol" finale earned an award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special. The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will air Sept. 17 on ReelzChannel. (9/12)
2011 Grammy Awards
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2011. See a partial list of the winners below. If you want to view a complete list go to grammy.com.
Album of the Year: The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Rap Album: Recovery - Eminem
Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Just The Way You Are" - Bruno Mars
Record of the Year: Need You Now - Lady...