1st Annual Grammy Awards

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1st Annual Grammy Awards
Date May 4, 1959
Location Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles
Hosted by Mort Sahl
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC

The 1st Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959. They recognized musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Two separate ceremonies were held simultaneously on the same day; the first in The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the second in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City.[1] Ella Fitzgerald & Ross Bagdasarian won most awards with 3 each, whereas Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, and Henry Mancini, each won 2 awards.[2][3]

Award winners

The following awards were given in the first award ceremony:[1]


Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year



Composing and arranging



Musical show

Packaging and notes


Production and engineering




  1. ^ a b "Grammy Awards 1959 (May)". Grammy.
  2. ^ Dornbrook, Don (24 May 1959). "And Now the Grammy Awards". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. ^ "1958 Grammy Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
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