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A Grammy Award, (originally called Gramophone Award), is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).

Categories

The Grammy Awards are awarded in a series of categories, each of which isolate a specific contribution to the recording industry. The standard awards list nominees in each category from which a winner is selected. Twenty-eight Grammys were awarded in the first award ceremony, but the number of awards has grown and fluctuated over time as new categories are added and some older ones removed, at one time over one hundred awards were given.

The General Field (also known as the 'Big Four') are four standard awards for musical works which do not restrict nominees by genre or some other criterion:

  • Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a full album.
  • Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the production team of a single song.
  • Song of the Year is awarded to the writer(s)/composer(s) of a single song.
  • Best New Artist is awarded to an artist without reference to a song or album.

You can view all the categories here.

Grammy nominations and wins by Christina Aguilera

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2000 Christina Aguilera Best New Artist Won
2000 "Genie in a Bottle" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2001 "What a Girl Wants" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2001 "Mi Reflejo" Best Latin Pop Album Nominated
2002 "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (with Ricky Martin) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2002 "Lady Marmalade" (with Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Won
2003 "Dirrty" (featuring Redman) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2004 "Beautiful" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won
2004 "Can't Hold Us Down" (featuring Lil' Kim) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2004 "Stripped" Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2006 "A Song for You" (with Herbie Hancock) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2007 "Ain't No Other Man" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won
2007 "Back to Basics" Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2008 "Candyman" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2008 "Steppin' Out" (with Tony Bennett) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2012 "Moves like Jagger" (with Maroon 5) Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated
2012 "Burlesque" (featuring Cher) Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated
2015 "Say Something" (with A Great Big World) Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Won
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