This simplified description illustrates the various stages
of the GRAMMY Awards process. The process begins with members
and record companies submitting entries, which are then screened
for eligibility and category placement. The Academy's voting
members, all involved in the creative and technical processes
of recording, then participate in (1) the nominating process
that determines the five finalists in each category; and (2)
the final voting process which determines the GRAMMY winners.
The Recording Academy members, plus record companies, enter
recordings and music videos released during the eligibility
year which they consider worthy of recognition in the GRAMMY
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Reviewing sessions by more than 150 experts in various fields
are held to ensure that entered recordings meet specific qualifications
and have been placed in appropriate fields such as rock, r&b,
jazz, country, gospel, new age, rap, classical & Latin, among
others. The purpose of screenings is not to make artistic or
technical judgments about the recordings, but rather to make
sure that each entry is eligible and placed in its proper category.
First round ballots with lists of eligible recordings
in all fields, except those voted on by special nominating committees,
are sent to voting members who return their ballots to the independent
accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP for tabulation. To
help ensure the quality of the voting, members are directed
to vote only in their fields of expertise, and to that end may
nominate in the four general categories (Record, Album, Song
of the Year and Best New Artist) and in no more than 9 out of
22 fields on their ballots.
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In crafts and other specialized categories, final nominations
are determined by national nomination review committees comprised
of voting members from all of the Academy's chapter & branch
Lists of the finalists are sent to voting members with their
second round ballots. The finalists determined by the special
nominating committees are also included on these lists.
In this final round, Recording Academy members may vote in the
four general categories and in no more than 8 of the 27 fields.
Ballots again are tabulated in utmost secrecy by the independent
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