If you love music as much as I do, then you know how important the Grammy Awards are. According to the Grammy website, it is the recording industry’s most prestigious award. The award honors excellence in the recording arts & sciences and people look forward to it every year. So, you could only imagine the excitement when Ella Fitzgerald won a Grammy.
Ella Fitzgerald was an African-America jazz singer and arguably the most popular. Fitzgerald was dubbed “The First Lady Of Song”, but that’s not the only first in her career that she would have. At the 1st Annual Grammy Awards in 1958 Fitzgerald made music history by becoming the first African-American woman to win a Grammy. She took home two awards for “Best Female Vocal Performance” and “Best Jazz Performance”.
Despite the circumstances for black people in the 50’s Fitzgerald’s talent could not be ignored. Fitzgerald won 13 Grammy’s throughout her career. According to thedrop.com, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1967.
Ella Fitzgerald’s win is an amazing moment for music history.