The Grammys are one of the most publicized and prestigious award ceremonies in the world. However, despite the fact that award ceremony has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about the Grammys. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Being at the Grammys Feels Like High School
The award ceremony always manages to look glamorous, but that’s really not the case. In reality, one person with a microphone has to corral everybody together so they can find their seats – not to mention they’re on a tight schedule since it’s a live broadcast!
Number Fourteen: There’s No Alcohol Allowed
It’s true! Some celebrities manage to sneak a flask in, but there’s no alcohol actually served at the ceremony.
Number Thirteen: You Might Starve by the End of the Ceremony
Just like there’s no alcohol, the food selection at the award ceremony is pretty paltry. In fact, mostly there are a few stands set up with hot dogs and sushi, but not much else, and definitely nothing fancy.
Number Twelve: They Push Social Media
It’s pretty common to see B-list celebrities get excited the first time they attend the Grammys and post all over social media, but that’s exactly what the ceremony’s producers want. Throughout the entire ceremony, the producers and host push celebrities to post on social media.
Number Eleven: There’s a Reason They Cut to Commercials After Performances
The performers at the Grammys look glamorous while they perform, but after their performance, it’s anything but. There’s always a commercial break after a big performance, and that’s because the stage exit is pretty awkward. Most performers end up standing on stage for a few awkward seconds after their performance and then just walk down the stairs.
Number Ten: Only One-Half of the Stage Is Used at a Time
If you’ve ever wondered how the ceremony can possibly go off without a hitch, this is the secret. While something is happening up on stage, only one half is being used – the other half is being used to prepare the next act.
Number Nine: The Ballot Deadline Is Sort of Like Tax Day
The deadline for the Grammy ballots is January 16, and it’s sort of like tax day in the music industry. Many people end up procrastinating and have to have their ballots delivered at the very last minute. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about the Grammys, coming soon!