Surprising facts you never knew about the Grammy Awards

By Emily Drooby, Buzz60

Think you know everything about the Grammy's? There's likely a ton of odd facts many Grammy's fans don't even realize.

For example, there was a contest to name the famous award show. Rosejay Elizabeth Danna won the naming contest back in 1959 and was given 25 LP's as a thank you gift.

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Cyndi Lauper in 1984

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Madonna in 1999

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Jennifer Lopez in 2000

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Toni Braxton in 2001

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Christina Aguilera in 2001

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Lil Kim in 2002

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Avril Lavigne in 2003

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Pink in 2003

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Lil' Kim in 2004

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Mary J. Blige in 2004

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Margaret Cho in 2004

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Fergie in 2004

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Fergie in 2005

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Gwen Stefani in 2006

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Imogen Heap in 2007

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Cher in 2008

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Gwyneth Paltrow in 2009

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Lady GaGa in 2010

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Hayley Williams of Paramore arrives for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center, February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Nicki Minaj in 2011

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Nicki Minaj in 2012

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Fergie in 2012

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Rap was recognized for the first time as a genre by the recording academy as recently as 1989.

Another first that year was the first time the academy revoked a Grammy. The pop duo Milli Vanilli had their 'best new artist' award revoked after the academy discovered that they hadn't sung a single note on their album.

The very first 'record of the year' award went to an Italian Singer for his song Volare. If that song sounds familiar it's because you've heard it on the Lizzie McGuire movie.

Did you know that Katy Perry doesn't have a single grammy, but Elmo from Sesame Street does?!

The Grammy's aren't just for artists and cartoon characters, one-quarter of American Presidents have won a Grammy, including Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

So for all of you terrible singers out there, you can keep those Grammy Award dreams alive by becoming President!

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