On the whole fans of Music have a special night that is circled each year on their calendars. The Grammy Awards are held each January in recognition of the best in all aspects of music. Pop, R&B, Rap, Country, and Rock are all recognized. Excellence in Albums, songwriting, and individual songs are part of the evening. Plenty of sports gamblers will cross over for Grammy Awards Betting action. After all, they are all fans of music too. But for those who don’t bet on sports, the Grammys offer an additional element of excitement.
Namely, The Recording Academy founded the Grammy Awards in 1959. The term “Grammy” is short for a gramophone. Those who win Grammy Awards are presented with a gilded Gramophone trophy. The Grammy Awards are part of the entertainment industry’s “Big Four” shows each year. The others would be the Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, and Academy Awards, also known as “The Oscars.” Additionally, in the music industry, there are the American Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards. These three music award presentations are shared by the three major American television networks. CBS has televised the Grammy Awards since 1973.
Billie Eilish Dominates 2020
At the 62nd Grammy Awards, last January Billie Eilish demonstrated remarkable online wagering dominance. To illustrate Eilish won Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. She now has five Grammys, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, and one Brit Award. Additionally, Eilish became the youngest person and second person ever to win the Four main Grammy categories.
Tragedy and Controversy
To begin with, the 2020 Grammy Awards had plenty of controversies that led up to the actual ceremony and a horrible tragedy on that day. Deborah Dugan was fired as president of the Recording Academy 10 days before the Grammy Awards show. Dugan was too vocal about her displeasure with the way business is done at the Recording Academy.
It follows that Dugan was critical of its archaic and corrupt ways. Further, she stated that the Recording Academy was an “old boy’s network” that was too set in its ways. Dugan also pointed out excessive legal fees and financial corruption at the Academy. In fact, the organization has long been noted for being political and playing favorites. Which leads to how that would often affect the Grammy Awards Betting. Of course, change is hard but at the Recording Academy, it has proven impossible.
On the afternoon of the Grammy Awards, NBA great and celebrity Kobe Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash. The Grammy Awards were held that night at the Staples Center, where Bryant starred for the Los Angeles Lakers. Boyz II Men and Alecia Keys sang a special tribute to Bryant at the ceremony. Consistent with that was Bryant’s memory a large shadow over the proceedings.
In like manner to sports, the Grammy Awards have a history of big-name winners and historic legends. Quincy Jones won the most Grammys at 28 with a Grammys best total of 80 nominations. Stevie Wonder was a 25-time winner with Beyoncé at 24. From the traditional side, Henry Mancini won 20 Grammy Awards with Tony Bennett coming in at 18. The Chairman himself, Frank Sinatra, won nine Grammy Awards.
Betting on the Grammy Awards happens each January with a multitude of options available to you.