Grammy Awards: who can vote and what is the process of choosing the winner?
The Grammy Awards, which honor musical excellence, are awarded by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States.
Unlike other awards, such as the Billboard Awards, the Grammys are chosen by voting members of the Academy.
A series of steps precede the most important night of music.
The Grammys are the only awards, as indicated on their websitewhich constitute recognition by colleagues in the recording industry: composers, singers, sound and mixing engineers, producers, among others.
What is the voting process like?
To choose Grammy nominees and winners, voting members must have active status with the Academy.
A select committee is in charge of reviewing the applications submitted for the 86 categories and organizing them.
There are three groups, to explain it somehow, in which the Grammys divide this organizing process. Works are submitted to members who vote in specific genres, ie: alternative, pop, r&b, rap, rock, etc.
A second group of members are in charge of evaluating the composition, arrangement, engineering and producer works of the year.
And a third group is in charge of evaluating the works classified by the Academy as: immersive audio, packaging, remixed recording, historical, album notes.