Grammy Awards To Include New Catagories
June 8, 2012 at 3:55 AM (PT)
THE RECORDING ACADEMY recently held SPRING Board of Trustees meeting in LOS ANGELES yielded GRAMMY AWARDS category changes in the Classical, Jazz, Latin, and R&B Fields, including the addition of Best Classical Compendium, Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Urban Contemporary Album as categories. The total number of categories to be recognized at the 55th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013, will be 81.
"With the focus squarely on ensuring the Awards process is pertinent within the current musical landscape, the Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its passionate commitment to keeping THE RECORDING ACADEMY a relevant and responsive organization in our dynamic music community," said Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "Every year, we diligently examine our Awards structure, including evaluating proposals, to develop an overall guiding vision and ensure that it remains a balanced and viable process, as well as maintains the prestige of the highest and only peer-recognized award in music."