The 61st Grammy Awards took place this past Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA and prior to the network TV broadcast, winners of the less prominent categories were announced during the pre-ceremony broadcast. Not surprisingly, the award for “Best Metal Performance” was presented before to the prime time show.
Regretful circumstances aside, congratulations to HIGH ON FIRE for winning the “Best Metal Performance” category for their track “Electric Messiah.”
Nominees in the category included High On Fire, Between The Buried And Me, Deafheaven, Trivium, and Underoath.
The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held in 1959, after Walk of Fame recording executives compiled a list of industry leaders who they realized would never get a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but deserved recognition. The group helped found the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and named their award the “Grammy” as a nod to Edison’s gramophone. Since then, hundreds of music industry members have received Grammys for their notable accomplishments in the field of music and recording. Here are the many winners of this now-prestigious award.