1968 At the 10th Grammy show, one of the top three awards is finally won by black performers: The Fifth Dimension, who win Record of the Year for "Up, Up and Away", written by white songwriter Jimmy Webb.
1981 It's the year of Donna Summer's "Bad Girls", Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall", Prince's "Dirty Mind", Smokey Robinson's "Crusin'" and the debuts of the Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow.
"As the birthplace of salsa in East Harlem, hip-hop in the Bronx and punk rock in the East Village, it's a fitting return to the city that gets the whole world dancing", said Menin, adding that it had taken a year of negotiations to secure the ceremony. "It has been 15 years since the Grammy Awards have been held in NY, so we wanted to pay homage to some of the foods and unique flavors that make our host city a foodie paradise". Drake, Frank Ocean and Kanye West were also all no-shows at the 2017 Grammys - a move that was seen as a rebuke of the show's failure to reward artists of color.
It has been nearly two decades since the Grammys were held in New York City. "Just something different just needs to win".
To determine the best selling Grammy Award winners, 24/7 Wall St. analyzed album and digital singles sales data from the Recording Industry Association of America. It loses to Phil Collins' "Another Day in Paradise". While critics loved Lorde's Melodrama, she's the only album-of-the-year nominee that isn't nominated for one of the night's other major categories, which may signal that Grammys voters aren't as keen on her as a victor. She last won a Grammy in 2012 for Best Bluegrass Album for Paper Airplane.
This year, he is back with album of the year nominee "Damn." and record of the year entry "Humble". "1989" by Taylor Swift won Album of the Year over Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed third studio album "To Pimp a Butterfly".
The song-of-the-year category is a songwriters' award, and this decade's winners have nearly exclusively been pensive, sweeping anthems, including Adele's Hello, Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud and Sam Smith's Stay With Me.
Ed Sheeran, who has the second best-selling album of the year with "Divide", was snubbed in the top categories.
"I'm very grateful that the fans are (still) there regardless of what I have sitting on my shelf", Journey's Neal Schon said in an interview with The Associated Press.