DOUG JOHNSON: Our question this week comes from Guangzhou, China. Linky would like to know about some of the biggest music awards in the United States. That is a timely question because one of the largest music award ceremonies took place earlier this week. The Recording Academy held its fifty-third Grammy Awards last Sunday in Los Angeles, California. We will tell more about the winners later.
The Recording Academy presents awards to music artists and technicians for their work, not record sales.
The Latin Grammy awards were launched in two thousand. They honor works produced in one of two languages: Spanish or Portuguese. The twelfth Latin Grammy Awards are to be presented nine months from now in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Another popular music awards ceremony is the CMA Awards. The forty-fourth CMA Awards were presented last November in Nashville, Tennessee.
America’s Country Music Association began presenting the awards in nineteen sixty-seven. Since then, singer George Strait has won the most CMA awards -- twenty-two.
Another awards show, the American Music Awards, was first broadcast in nineteen seventy-three. This show recognizes performers in a number of musical fields. They include pop or rock music, country, rap or hip-hop, and soul or rhythm and blues. The twenty-ten AMAs were presented last November. Justin Bieber won four AMA awards, including Artist of the Year.
There are many other music awards, including the MTV Video Music Awards. The first MTV Video Music awards were presented in nineteen eighty-four. Madonna has been the biggest winner. She has received a total of twenty MTV Video Music Awards.