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Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy: The Latest Introduced Category Grammy Awards!

Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy is the newly added category in the Grammy Awards and though recently added, the category became the sole category of the awards. Read the article given below to know more about the Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy.

by Sai Priyadharshini | Updated Nov 27, 2021 13:16 PM

Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy: The Latest Introduced Category Grammy Awards!
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Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy

The Recording Academy presents the Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, previously called Gramophone Award), or simply Grammy, to acknowledge achievement in the music industry. A gilded gramophone is depicted on the trophy. The Grammy Awards are the first of the yearly major music awards presented by the Big Three networks (between the American Music Awards in fall, and Billboard Music Awards in summer). Along with the Academy Honors (for cinema achievements), the Emmy Awards (for television achievements), and the Tony Awards (for theatre achievements), the Grammy is regarded as one of the four major annual American entertainment awards (for theatre and Broadway achievements).

Grammy Awards - History

The Grammy Awards were founded in the 1950s as part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame initiative. As members of the Walk of Fame committee developed a list of notable music industry figures who might be eligible for a star, they realised that many of their sector's leaders would not receive a star on Hollywood Boulevard. They resolved to change this by establishing industry-wide honours akin to the Oscars and Emmys. After resolving to proceed with such awards, the question of what to label them remained. The 'Eddie,' named after Thomas Edison, the phonograph's inventor, was one of the early working titles. After a mail-in contest in which about 300 entrants submitted the name 'Grammy,' with the earliest postmark from contest winner Jay Danna of New Orleans, Louisiana, as an abbreviated reference to the phonograph, the name was eventually picked. In 1958, the Grammy Awards were given out for the first time.

When was it First Held?

On May 4, 1959, 28 Grammy Awards were presented simultaneously at two locations: the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City, New York. The number of awards presented increased over time, reaching over 100 at one point, and fluctuated over time as categories were added and withdrawn. The second Grammy Awards, held in 1959, was the first to be televised, but it wasn't until the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971 that the ceremony was broadcast live.

The Categories have been Awarded

The "General Field" consists of four awards that are not limited to any particular musical genre.

  • If not the artist, the Album of the Year award is given to the whole album's performer, songwriter(s), and/or production team.

  • If other than the performer, the Record of the Year award is given to the performer and/or production team of a single song.

  • The Song of the Year award is given to a single song's songwriter(s).

  • The Best New Artist award is given to a promising breakthrough performer (or performers) who release their first album in the eligibility year.

Grammy Award for Best Immersive Audio Album

In 2005, the Grammy Award for Best Immersive Audio Album (then known as Best Surround Sound Album until 2018) was given for the first time, as the inaugural category in a new "Surround Sound" genre. The Best Immersive Audio Album award is presently the only category for this field. For the 2019 Grammy season, the category was renamed Best Immersive Audio Album. According to the National Archives and Records Administration Service (NARAS), "The Best Surround Sound Album category was renamed Best Immersive Audio Album as a result of technological advancements in the music industry. The Field to which it belongs is the same. The modification reflects changing technologies, new formats, and current industry trends, practises, and terminology." The Recording Academy stated on November 24, 2020, at the release of nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 31, 2021, that there would be no winners or nominees in this category that year. "In addition to (and separately from) the 64th Grammy nominations in the category, the 63rd Grammy nominations will be announced next year [2021]," the Academy added. The nominees for the previous year were eventually unveiled on November 23, 2021, at the presentation of the 64th Grammy Awards nominations. On January 31, 2022, the winning recording will be revealed.

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Best Immersive Audio Album Grammy - FAQs

1. What happened to the 2021 Grammy category for Best Immersive Audio Album?

There will be no nominations or award given out this year due to limitations caused by COVID-19. It is the only category that will be missing from the upcoming Grammy Awards. 

2. Who can participate?

Anyone! We ask that you submit your selections based on having listened to the album in a proper surround sound or immersive audio environment. 

3. How do the Grammys decide who wins?

(1) the nominating process that determines the five finalists in each category; and (2) the final voting process which determines the GRAMMY winners.

4. Do fans vote for Grammys?

Members are encouraged, but not required, to vote only in their fields of expertise.

5. Who got Oscar in India?

Bhanu Athaiya, who won India its first Oscar.